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Provide leadership, technical assistance, education and conservation of natural resources in Auglaize County.
What is SWCD?
Every County in Ohio has a Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), which is a political subdivisions of the State. In response to conservation concerns raised as a result of the 1930's dustbowl, SWCDs 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.
The Auglaize SWCD receives the majority of its funding from the Auglaize County Commissioners and The Ohio General Assembly. 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. Additionally, we work closely with
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
ODNR Division of Soil and Water Conservation. With these resources the Auglaize SWCD is a vehicle for bringing local governments and residents together to address natural resource conservation challenges in urban and rural settings.
Staff Members (L-R)
Jenelle Ott, NRCS District Conservationist
Nancy Fisher, SWCD District Administrator
Chris Davis, SWCD District Administrator
T.J. Place, SWCD Ditch Coordinator/Technical Administrator
Aaron Schamp, GPS Coordinator/Ditch Assistant
Aaron Heilers, SWCD MNM Specialist
Board Members (L-R)
Allen Imwalle, Fiscal Agent
Lou Brown, Vice Chairman
Rick Place, Secretary
John Schwarck, Chairman
Jeff Zwiebel, Treasurer
110 Industrial Drive Suite G
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895