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The Van Wert SWCD wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources.  The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 63rd year of Stewardship week April 29-May 6, 2018. The 2018 Stewardship Week is themed "Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home:.

The SWCD was formed to assist people in Van Wert County to protect and conserve the natural resources for all residents by providing technical, educational, and financial assistance.  During Stewardship Week, Van Wert SWCD has provided a black cherry seedling and a presentation on the importance of trees to each 4th grade student in the county and placed Soil & Water Stewardship placemats in local restaurants.



The Van Wert SWCD is accepting applications for one $500 college scholarship to a student studying agriculture, natural resources or closely related fields at any Ohio college or university during the 2017-18 academic year. Recipient of the scholarship need to have completed their freshman year in college, and must be a Van Wert County resident. 

Go to the District Programs tab for more information and a link to the application.




The mission of the Van Wert SWCD is to protect and conserve the natural resources for all residents by providing technical, educational, and financial assistance.



Van Wert County is located in northwest Ohio.  The county was founded in 1820 and is part of what was originally called the "Black Swamp". It was named after Isaac Van Wart, one of three captors of Major Andre, a famous spy of the American Revolutionary War.



The Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill No. 646 on May 16, 1941 providing for the organization of Soil Conservation Districts in Ohio.  Van Wert County was orgnized February 15, 1949. This made Van Wert County the 82nd District to form in Ohio. On February 11, 1964 the name was changed to Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District. The SWCD is funded partially by the Van Wert County Commissioner's and the State of Ohio.



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Some of the Van Wert SWCD partnership orgnizations are:


National Association of Conservation Districts

ODA, Division of Soil & Water Conservation

Natural Resources Conservation Service

ODNR Water Well Logs of Ohio

Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts


Last Updated: May 1, 2018



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  1185 Professional Drive                             Monday - Friday

     Van Wert, OH  45891                                7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Telephone: (419) 238-9591

      Fax: (419) 238-5323