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Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District 

Celebrating 71 Years of Conservation in Paulding County!


900 Fairground Drive Suite B Paulding, OH 45879              

Phone: 419-399-4771  

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday






Lower Auglaize Tributaries Program Progress 

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. 


Click Here for a complete report of our progress through December 2019!




H2Ohio Program Applications Closed


H2Ohio is Governor Mike DeWine’s initiative to ensure safe and clean water for all Ohioans. It is a comprehensive, data-driven approach to improving water quality over the long term. H2Ohio focuses specifically on reducing phosphorus, creating wetlands, addressing failing septic systems and preventing lead contamination. 


Signup has currently ended for H2Ohio. Please stay tuned for further developments!




Click here for complete program information






2020 Paulding SWCD Poster & Photo Contests


Entries are currently being sought for our Annual Photo and Poster Contests! Each contest offers members of the community the opportunity to show what they love about the beauty of the outdoors from their own perspective. For complete contest information, click on the links below:




                                                                                         Photo Contest






Poster Contest 







2020 Water Quality Workshop

The Black Swamp Education Group of Ottawa, Paulding, Defiance, Putnam, Wood, Lucas, Fulton and Williams SWCD are pleased to offer workshops to area educators on a variety of topics. Traditionally held as a three day summer conference, the committee has moved to two-single day formats with one day focused on soils education and another day focused on water quality education.


Registration Form 




  Nutrient Application Program Available at Paulding SWCD


Thanks to a grant through the United States EPA, Paulding SWCD now has a subsurface nutrient application program available to local producers. Acres are not limited to Paulding County, as producers from Van Wert or Defiance County may also participate in the program. Equipment is operated by SWCD Staff, all we need from you is a fertilizer prescription for a single product bin (you can have a blend), and arrangements for fertilizer delivery to the field from your service provider.








Cost Share Funding Available at Paulding SWCD


Working Lands Buffer Program 

The Ohio Working Lands program will encourage producers to establish year-round vegetative cover on eligible crop land. The program will promote conversion, establishment and maintenance of forage/hay land on certain cropland acres. 

Ohio Working Lands Small Grains Program

The Ohio Working Lands Small Grains Program is a voluntary program that will encourage producers in the Western Lake Erie Basin to plant small grains such as wheat, barley, oats, or cereal rye on eligible cropland. 




Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Do you have a ditch or stream running through your farm that needs a filter strip? How about that one area that’s hard to farm because it’s always wet?  


Click Here for program information! 




In Cooperation with the Paulding County Commissioners:

Roy Klopfenstein
Mark Holtsberry
Tony Zartman



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