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.
Van Wert County SWCD was the 82nd District to form in Ohio. On February 15, 1949 Van Wert County SWCD was formed.