The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code. Individuals who own or occupy land within the Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor.
There are 2 ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:
1.) At the SWCD office from November 25, 2020 until December 8, 2020 during normal business hours; or
2.) Voting absentee from October 26, 2020 until December 8,2020, by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office at the following address: 1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert, Ohio 45891, or by calling 419-238-9591, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Absentee ballots must be received by the SWCD office by December 8, 2020.
Van Wert Supervisors will be elected to a three-year term commencing January 1,2021 and ending December 31, 2023.
1. Kevin Heffelfinger
2. David Kemler
Milkweed is essential to the survival of Monarch Butterflies in Ohio and Ohio is a priority area for Monarchs. The monarch butterflies that hatch here in the summer migrate to Mexico for the winter and are responsible for starting the life cycle all over again in the spring. During September - October everyone is encouraged to collect Milkweed Pods from established plants and drop them off at the Van Wert SWCD. To collect the seed pods from a milkweed plant it is best to pick them when they are dry, gray, or brown in color. If the center seams pop with gentle pressure, they can be picked. It is best to collect pods into paper bags or paper grocery sacks. Mark the sack, the county it came from, date/time and if other than common milkweed; which species of milkweed was collected. Avoid using plastic bags and store the seeds in a cool, dry area until you can deliver to the Van Wert SWCD. The collection will take place between September 1 - October 30, 2020. There will be a collection container located outside of our office.