Please note that the Paulding SWCD and Ditch Maintenance office has moved 3 buildings north, next to Paulding Putnam. Our new address is 451 C  McDonald Pike, Paulding, OH 45879.

Please use the East entrance or door #3.

Lower Auglaize Watershed Program Progress Report

In July 2019, the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), was awarded a Watershed Program Grant through the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) to track/implement water quality and soil health projects in the Flatrock, Auglaize River, Little Auglaize River, Blue Creek, Sixmile, Middle Creek, and Prairie Creek watersheds.

The watershed program focuses on the following priorities: controlled drainage, waterways, livestock nutrient management, stream restoration, home septic systems, filter strips, wetlands, soil health, and subsurface precision fertilizer placement.

Reporting is done on a semi-annual basis to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. See below for our latest progress.

July 2019 to December 2019:

See the table below for a summary of achievements.

Practice

Values

Units

Plant Manure Crops/Small Grains

7,600

Acres

Plant Cover Crops

5,967

Acres

Install Filter Strips (50 ft or wider)

66.3

Acres

Develop Nutrient Management Plans

7,600

Acres

Implement Conservation Tillage Practices (No-Till Drill Use)

292

Acres

Conduct Soil Testing

7,600

Acres

Inspect Home Septic Treatment Systems

24

Inspections

Conduct Public Meetings

7

Meetings

News Articles on Soil Heath/Water Quality

4

News Articles

Social Media Outreach on Soil Health/Water Quality Efforts

24

Social Media/Web Outreaches

Conduct Stream Clean-ups

1

Clean-ups

Conduct Field Days - Landowner / Manager

1

Field Days

Conduct Training

2

Training Sessions

Develop Manuals

1

Manuals

Develop Newsletters

1

Issues

Develop NPS-IS 9-Element Plans

5

Approved Plans

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