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

In Cooperation with the Paulding County Commissioners:
Roy Klopfenstein
Mark Holtsberry
Tony Zartman

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”


Extra Tree Seedlings Available!

The Paulding SWCD has some extra tree seedlings available for purchase as part of our tree sale. Also as part of our efforts to create pollinator habitats, we will have complimentary milkweed seed packets available during our tree pickup on April 5th and April 6th and during regular office hours.

We have the following species available:

·         Colorado Blue Spruce                   Norway Spruce

·         White Oak                                Pin Oak

·         Sycamore                                 Sugar Maple

·         Red Maple                                White Flowering Dogwood

·         Tulip Poplar                              Dwarf Red Raspberry          

Ohio Buckeye                             Common Lilac

·         Eastern White Pine                 Silver Maple

·                                                                                               Silky Dogwood

Please call the Paulding SWCD at 419-399-4771 or email for specific quantities and details.

Help Wanted at Paulding SWCD Ditch Maintenance

Position Title:                     Part-time Tech I

Work Hours:                       20 – 30 per week

Age Requirements:         Must be 18 years of age or older

Compensation:                 $14.00 per hour               

Reports To:                         Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors, Daily supervision from office supervisor

                                *See Job Opportunities tab for application and a detailed job description*                     
Deadline for applications will be March 31, 2017

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 Center (753 Fairground Dr. Paulding). Give us a call or send us an email if you have questions!

Order Form/Stocking Suggestions
Fish Information



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.


Paulding SWCD Board Meetings
April 12th, 2017
May 10th, 2017
June 21st, 2017
July 12th, 2017
August 9th, 2017
September 13th, 2017
October 11th, 2017
November 8th, 2017
November 16th, 2017 (ANNUAL MEETING)
December 13th, 2017

Meetings are subject to change.
Regular meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the
Paulding SWCD Office (unless otherwise noted)
900 Fairground Drive Suite B, Paulding, Ohio 45879.  

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