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”


2018 Paulding SWCD Fish Sale Information


The 2018 Paulding SWCD Fish Sale is underway now through April 27, 2018. Pickup will be Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 1pm at the Black Swamp Nature Center. Species Sold: Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Redear Shellcracker, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Jumbo Yellow Perch, Large Mouth Bass, White Amur, Fathead Minnows. This year we are once again selling Ultra Clear Muck Digester for your pond cleaning needs! See the Order Form for more details.

2018 Paulding SWCD Fish Sale Order Form & Sale Guide 

2018 Paulding SWCD Tree Sale Information

 It’s that time of the year again for the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District Spring Tree Sale! This year’s sale includes the return of many of your favorite tree species along with several new species that are carefully selected native tree species that are well suited for our area. We are selling some trees as liners and others as seedlings. Liners will be about 2-3’ tall while seedlings will be about 6” to 18”. Quantities are limited, be sure to get your order in as soon as possible!

For 2018, we are selling more than just trees! New this year, we will be offering Wildflower Seed 
Packets through Pond Seed Company, Tree Tubes, and Weed Mats. You will find information on those items following the tree section in this guide.

Included in this guide you will find helpful information that will aid in your selection of trees, 
shrubs, wildflower seed, and tree tubes/weed mats. At the end of this guide, you will find an order form to mark down your selections. You will total your trees, wildflower, and food plot orders in their respective sections, providing a grand monetary total at the bottom of the order form.


2018 Black Swamp Education Extravaganza!

The 2018 edition of the Black Swamp Education Extravaganza will return to Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green June 19-20-21! Stay tuned for registration details!

2017 Paulding SWCD Year in Review

2017 was quite a busy and productive year for the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District. We experienced a great year in the areas of Conservation Education, Manure Management, Technical Assistance, and Ditch Maintenance. Check out the link below to see our accomplishments for 2017!



                  Paulding SWCD Board of Supervisors

The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors which are Paulding County residents who own land in the county. They meet the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00am at the Paulding SWCD Offices. It is their duty as elected public officials to conduct business of the Paulding SWCD and all bills which may be presented for approval. Supervisors are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Paulding SWCD held in November each year. Pictured (Left to Right): Bryce Mills (Vice Chairman), Brian Ruble (Dual Fiscal Agent), Matt Stoller (Chairman), Keith Wiesehan (Dual Fiscal Agent), and Gary Derck.  

Paulding SWCD Board Meetings

February 14, 2018
March 14, 2018
April 11, 2018
May 9, 2018
June 13, 2018
July 11, 2018
August 8, 2018
September 12, 2018
October 10, 2018
November 14, 2018
November 15, 2018 (ANNUAL MTG)
December 12, 2018

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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