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.
Plant Manure Crops/Small Grains
Plant Cover Crops
Install Filter Strips (50 ft or wider)
Develop Nutrient Management Plans
Implement Conservation Tillage Practices (No-Till Drill Use)
Conduct Soil Testing
Inspect Home Septic Treatment Systems
Conduct Public Meetings
News Articles on Soil Heath/Water Quality
Social Media Outreach on Soil Health/Water Quality Efforts
Social Media/Web Outreaches
Conduct Stream Clean-ups
Conduct Field Days - Landowner / Manager
Develop NPS-IS 9-Element Plans