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:
Office Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
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”


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

Deadline to Apply is Friday, April 21 at 4:30pm. Visit the Job Opportunities page for position description and Application for Employment

Teachers: Be sure to attend the 2017 Black Swamp Educators Extravaganza!

The Black Swamp Education Extravaganza will once again make its return on June 20-22, 2017 at Sauder Village in Archbold. If you have not attended this event before, please consider as it is very well worth the trip as you will obtain innovative ideas to promote environmental education in your classroom through interactive demonstrations using curriculum aligned with State Board of Education Standards as well as guided tours to various businesses around Archbold and Fulton County. 
Take a look at our brochure for registration details and agenda!

2017 BSEE Registration Form & Agenda

For more information contact Patrick Troyer at or 419-399-4771!

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
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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