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Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District 

900 Fairground Drive Paulding, OH 45879

Phone: 419-399-4771  Email:


Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday

Entrance is through the west (left) doors at the Parc Lane Center Building


In Cooperation with the Paulding County Commissioners:
Roy Klopfenstein
Mark Holtsberry
Tony Zartman
What does the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District do?

Every County in Ohio has a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), which is a political subdivision of the State.  In response to conservation concerns raised as a result of the 1930's dustbowl, SWCD's were formed in the late 1940's to complement a federal government agency (now titled the Natural Resources Conservation Service).  Both local and federal agencies worked together to encourage farmers and landowners to employ practices on the land for the conservation of soil and water resources.  Today SWCDs share the common goal of conservation of natural resources on urban and rural lands.

All local government grantsfunds Natural Resource Conservation Service and are now under the Ohio Department of Agriculture-Division of Soil & Water Conservation. With these resources the SWCD is a vehicle for bringing local governments and residents together to address natural resource conservation challenges in urban and rural settings.


Soil & Water Conservation Districts provide the following services:

Technical assistance (design, promote, facilitate)

Equipment Rental

Education (all ages and occupations)

Local eyes and ears and “boots on the ground”


FREE Grant Writing Workshop


The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a FREE Grant Writing Workshop conducted by the Ohio EPA on April 24, 2018. This workshop is open to anyone who is looking for helpful tips on finding the right funder and writing a winning proposal!


To register, email by April 20th!






























2018 Paulding SWCD Fish Sale Information


The 2018 Paulding SWCD Fish Sale is underway now through April 27, 2018 at 4pm. Pickup will be Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 1pm at the Black Swamp Nature Center. Species Sold: Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Redear Shellcracker, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Jumbo Yellow Perch, Large Mouth Bass, White Amur, Fathead Minnows. This year we are once again selling Ultra Clear Muck Digester for your pond cleaning needs! See the Order Form for more details.

2018 Paulding SWCD Fish Sale Order Form & Sale Guide 



2018 Black Swamp Education Extravaganza!

The 2018 edition of the Black Swamp Education Extravaganza will return to Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green June 19-20-21! Stay tuned for registration details!

2017 Paulding SWCD Year in Review
2017 was quite a busy and productive year for the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District. We experienced a great year in the areas of Conservation Education, Manure Management, Technical Assistance, and Ditch Maintenance. Check out the link below to see our accomplishments for 2017!



        Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors



The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors which are Paulding County residents who own land in the county. They meet the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 AM at the Paulding SWCD Offices. It is their duty as elected public officials to conduct business of the Paulding SWCD and all bills which may be presented for approval. Supervisors are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Paulding SWCD held in November each year. Pictured (Left to Right): Brian Ruble, Gary Derck, Joe Barker, Matt Stoller, and Bryce Mills.  




Paulding SWCD Board Meetings
April 11, 2018
May 9, 2018
June 13, 2018
July 11, 2018
August 8, 2018
September 12, 2018
October 10, 2018
November 14, 2018
November 15, 2018 (ANNUAL MTG)
December 12, 2018

Meetings are subject to change.
Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the
Paulding SWCD Office (unless otherwise noted)
900 Fairground Drive Suite B, Paulding, Ohio






Other Great Things to Check Out!

Understanding Paulding County Soils

Lorem  2013-05-30