Auglaize Soil and Water Conservation District 

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Tree Orders and Tree Sales.... now available under the Events tab


Click Here for details on up coming ditch projects being let out for bids - none at this time

Our office will be closed for the following holidays:   Dec 25th - 26th and Jan 1st



Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the office.  Please call the office, check this website or email to verify that the date and time has not changed. The schedule is as follows:

                January 7th           February 4th                              March 4th                April 1st

                May 6th                June 3rd                                    July 1st                  August 5th

                September 2nd      October 7th                               November 4th          December 2nd

Our Mission:

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 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 SWCD's 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 and 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.

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If you are interested in possible employment at the Auglaize SWCD click here to download a job application.

    Meet Our Staff  (L-R)

Aaron Heilers, SWCD Manure Nutrient Management Specialist

Collin Rhine, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist

T.J. Place, SWCD Ditch Coordinator/Technical Administrator

Erika (Harold) Kemper, NRCS Resource Conservationist

Christine Davis, SWCD District Administrator

Aaron Schamp,SWCD GPS Coordinator/Ditch Assistant

Jenelle Ott, NRCS District Conservationist



Our Board Members L-R

Jeff Zwiebel, Treasurer

John Schwarck, Chairman

Lou Brown, Vice Chairman

Ron Wilker, Secretary

Rick Place, Fiscal Agent


Contact Information:

110 Industrial Drive #G

Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

Phone 419-738-4016

Monday thru Friday 8:00 to 4:30