A Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is an independent body of our state government responsible for the conservation of soil and water resources within its boundaries. Formed under and subject to the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation District Law, Chapter 1515 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), the district was organized by local landowners in 1949 and is administered by a board of 5 supervisors elected by owners and occupiers of land within the district.
The major function of a soil and water conservation district is to analyze natural resource needs and to design / implement a program to solve soil and water conservation problems. Through the district, the problems are solved largely by landowners themselves, with the technical and educational assistance furnished by the district and other agencies of government.
For more information about the Ashtabula SWCD and all of its programs and services, please visit our website online.