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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







To help reduce spread of the Coronavirus, Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for the time being. We will continue to provide the same services as before to the best of our ability, but we will do so by limiting face to face meetings. If you have information for us, there is a  locked drop box located at the east entrance to the Parc Lane Center by mailboxes/flagpoles (see picture at right). 


 Fish Sale


The Paulding SWCD Fish Sale is scheduled to conclude on Friday, April 24th as planned. Money and order forms may be dropped off at the office in the designated drop off container listed above. Additional forms may be obtained from our website by clicking here or in at the east entrance breezeway to the Parc Lane Building (enter by flagpoles). Fish Pickup will continue as scheduled on April 29th with pickup procedures coming in a postcard to customers.


Black Swamp Nature Center


There will be no new rentals of the Black Swamp Nature Center through the end of April in an effort to comply with CDC and Ohio Department of Health Guidelines.



The staff and Board of Supervisors appreciate your patience as we continue to provide services to the community the best we can given the circumstances and restrictions put in place by local, state, and federal officials.  



 Fish Sale is underway!


If you would like to be included with our sale listing for 2020, please call the office and we will get you on the list! Please click on the links below for specific sale information. Orders can be placed in the drop box outside the East door of our building.





















H2Ohio Program Signup Extended to June 1



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. 


We are working on H2Ohio contracts but doing so by other means - phone, email, video chat etc. There is a drop box located  outside the east entrance (by mailboxes/flagpole) of our office building at the Parc Lane Center that you can put contracts and spreadsheets in.


If you need a signup packet, which has all necessary information to signup, step inside the breezeway to the right of the drop box or click on the link below to download the enrollment materials.




Click here for complete signup 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! 





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.












In Cooperation with the Paulding County Commissioners:

Roy Klopfenstein
Mark Holtsberry
Tony Zartman



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