Paulding Soil & Water Conservation
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Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District
900 B Fairground Drive Paulding, Ohio 45879
Phone (419)-399-4771 Email:
Entrance is through the west (left) doors at the Parc Lane Building. 


2017 Paulding SWCD Fish Sale!

Our annual spring fish sale is underway running now through April 28th, 2017. Order Forms/Stocking suggestions and information on fish species can be obtained by clicking on the appropriate links below.

Forms are due no later than Friday, April 28th, 2017. Pickup will be Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 2pm at the Black Swamp Nature Ceter (753 Fairground Dr. Paulding). Give us a call or send us an email if you have questions!

Order Form/Stocking Suggestions
Fish Information

2017 Paulding SWCD Tree Sale!

Our annual event is running now through March 15, 2017 and features a return of many favorites with the introduction of some new species as well.  New this year, the Paulding SWCD is offering buttonbush, pin oak, sycamore, silver maple, silky dogwood, domestic apple, and strawberry plants! Tree seedlings are priced per item with the strawberry plants being sold in bundles of 10. This year’s sale will offer over 24 different varieties of trees to meet your needs. The Paulding SWCD can work one on one with landowners to help determine the trees that best fit for your own unique soil types based on the location of the property.

Order Deadline: March 15th, 2017       Order Delivery: April 5th (12pm-4:30pm), April 6th (8am-4:30pm) @ Black Swamp Nature Center

See below for the complete order form and a sales brochure highlighting infromation about varieties being sold:

67th Annual Meeting A Sucess!
By Patrick Troyer, Education Specialist

Recently, the Paulding SWCD held its 67th Annual Banquet & Supervisor Election “A Community Conservation Celebration” at the Extension Hall at the Paulding County Fairgrounds. The community came out to celebrate a year’s worth of many great accomplishments for the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District in the areas of technical assistance, educational programming, ditch maintenance, and overall district achievements. Attendance was very good with 105 people coming out on a balmy November evening. The evening began with the election of supervisors from 5pm-6pm with incumbent Brian Ruble from Grover Hill running against Tom Wannemacher from Payne for a seat on the Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors. Ruble was elected to serve another 3-year term to begin January 1, 2017.

Dinner was prepared by Gibson’s Backyard BBQ from Convoy, OH and served very well by the Paulding FFA Officer Team of Hannah Farr, Paige Fitzwater, Courtney Luderman, Katlynn Fuller, and Kalyn Strahley. A big thank you goes out to these individuals for a job well done!

Awards for Educator of the Year and Cooperator of the Year were handed out to distinguished individuals in the community crucial to spreading the conservation message. Linda Mabis, 4th & 5th Grade Teacher at Antwerp Elementary was awarded the Educator award for her work with the nature walk group and her work with the native plant prairie at Antwerp Elementary. Joe Barker of Antwerp was awarded the Cooperator award for his active participation in the conservation programs offered at Paulding SWCD. 

2016 Educator of the Year- Linda Mabis (Antwerp)                                                          2016 Cooperator of the Year-Joe Barker (Antwerp)

July 27, 2016

A PDF Version of the 2016-2017 Paulding SWCD Education Programming Booklet is now avaialble! This is where you will find a detailed description of each program offered.

2016-2017 Education Programming Booklet.

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 grants are matched by the state of Ohio nearly dollar to dollar to support SWCD operations, conservation programs, and resource management initiatives.  SWCD’s work closely with 
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and are now under ODA Division of Soil and 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.


Technical assistance (design, promote, facilitate)

Equipment Rental

Education (all ages and occupations)

Local eyes and ears and “boots on the ground”

Paulding SWCD Board Meetings
January 11th, 2017
February 8th, 2017
March 8th, 2017
April 12th, 2017
May 10th, 2017
June 14th, 2017

Meetings are subject to change.
Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the
Parc Lane Conference Room-
900 B Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio.

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