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Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District 

WELCOME TO YOUR SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT! 

 

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 grants funds 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”

Nutrient Management

Ditch Maintenance 

 

 


 

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS AT PAULDING SWCD:

2019 Paulding SWCD Fish & Tree Sales

Our 2019 Spring Fish & Tree Sales are underway! Click here for more information!

 

 

 

 

 


 

2018-2019 Paulding SWCD Photo Contest

 

Do you enjoy taking photos of the great outdoors? We want to see your shots during our 2018-2019 Photo Contest! Cash prizes awarded for the top 1st and 2nd place in each division. 1st Place will receive $25 and 2nd Place will receive $10 in two divisions (9-18) and (18 and over).

 

Entries will be due to our office on June 3rd, 2019.

 

 

See complete contest rules below:

 

2018-2019 Photo Contest Rules & Guidelines

 

 

 

 

 


 

2018 Conservation Poster Contest Winners!

 

 

The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased each year to sponsor a Conservation Poster Contest open to Paulding County students in Grades K-12 to see their perspective of natural resource concerns. The theme each year is determined by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the theme for 2018 was “Watersheds- Our Water, Our Home”. Students were asked to design a creative poster highlighting why it is important to conserve and protect our water resources. 

Taking 1st place for 2018 was Caroline Rohrs (picture left) from Mrs. Linda Mabis’s class at Antwerp Elementary School. Caroline was presented a cash prize of $25, courtesy of the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District.

Taking 2nd place for 2018 was Carmen Reno (Picture Right) from Mrs. Jill Hatcher’s class at Paulding Middle School. Carmen was presented with a cash prize of $10, courtesy of the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District. 

 

Taking 1st place for 2018 was Caroline Rohrs from Mrs. Linda Mabis’s class at Antwerp Elementary School. Caroline was presented a cash prize of $25, courtesy of the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District. Taking 1st place for 2018 was Caroline Rohrs from Mrs. Linda Mabis’s class at Antwerp Elementary School. Caroline was presented a cash prize of $25, courtesy of the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District.

Taking 2nd place for 2018 was Carmen Reno from Mrs. Jill Hatcher’s class at Paulding Middle School. Carmen was presented with a cash prize of $10, courtesy of the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District. Taking 2nd place for 2018 was Carmen Reno from Mrs. Jill Hatcher’s class at Paulding Middle School. Carmen was presented with a cash prize of $10, courtesy of the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

FRIENDS OF THE BLACK SWAMP NATURE CENTER FUND

 

The Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District has partnered with the Paulding County Area Foundation to create the Friends of the Black Swamp Nature Center Fund! The purpose of this fund will be to provide for projects at the Nature Center that help to maintain and enhance the beauty of the park.

Some projects include:

Native Pollinator Garden
Stone for trails
Mulch for landscaping
An identification sign on the BSNC building

 

Benches for trails
Increased number of trail cameras for security

Recreational Games

Trash/Recycling Bins
And many more!

Donations are tax deductible and may be sent to:

 

Paulding County Area Foundation

Attn: Friends of the Black Swamp Nature Center

101 E. Perry St.

Paulding, OH 45879 

 

 

 


 

2018-2019 PAULDING SWCD EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDE

A PDF Version of the 2018-2019 Paulding SWCD Education Programming Booklet is now avaialble! This is where you will find a detailed description of each program offered. There is a version for Elementary (Grades PreK-5th) and Junior High/High School (Grades 6-12).

 

Click Here for more information!

 


Native Grass Plantings coming to Black Swamp Nature Center & Children's Home!
 

If you regularly visit the Black Swamp Nature Center, you may notice a few changes taking place this year to this treasured site. Fear not, we are in the process of making the nature center an even more beautiful place for moth humans and wildlife! The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District has received approval from the Paulding County Commissioners to establish native grass plantings at the Black Swamp Nature Center and the Jacob Eaton Children's Home.
 
These plantings will include a variety of native annual and perennial species designed to add to the beauty of these areas and to provide much needed habitat for our ever important pollinators and wildlife/ This will be a three year project, so stay tuned for further developments and surely let us know if you have any questions! 
 

         

 In Cooperation with the Paulding County Commissioners:
Roy Klopfenstein
Mark Holtsberry
Tony Zartman

 

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