Paulding Soil & Water Conservation
Serving Paulding County, One Person At A Time
SWCD Program(s)
News Articles
Black Swamp Nature Center
Equipment Rental
Ditch Maintenance
Supervisors & Staff
Job Opportunities
Contact Us
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”



Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District Receives Education Grant from Ohio EPA!

More than 2,600 students will learn about water use with help from a $2,800 Ohio EPA
Education grant to the Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District. The money will be used
to provide three-dimensional Enviroscape table-top models and supplies.

Enviroscape models help demonstrate beneficial wetland functions, drinking and
wastewater treatment processes and precipitation flow (as well as nonpoint source pollutants
through watersheds). The three-dimensional details allow educators to answer questions about
different scenarios related to how rain water and snow melt carry topsoil and other pollutants to

Eight grants were issued statewide for a total of $35,614. The Ohio Environmental
Education Fund provides grants each year for environmental education projects serving
kindergarten through university students, the public and the regulated community.

2017 Kid's Outdoor Science Camp!
Calling all kids! Want to have some fun outdoors and enjoy some great actitivies this summer? Then here is a camp for you! Information/Registration and health forms can be found below!

Flyer & Registration

Health Form

Teachers: 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!



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
June 21st, 2017
July 12th, 2017
August 9th, 2017
September 13th, 2017
October 11th, 2017
November 8th, 2017
November 16th, 2017 (ANNUAL MEETING-Extension Hall @ Fairgrounds)
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.  

Other Great Things to Check Out!