Crawford Soil & Water Conservation District
3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus, OH 44820 (419)-562-8280


    Our mission is to encourage and assist the people of Crawford County in making decisions for the wise use of our natural resources to provide a quality environment for all.

Conservation Districts are locally organized self-governing bodies chartered by the State. Through voluntary action and cooperation of landowners (and other stake holders), the District works to conserve land, water, forest, wildlife and other related resources for the benefit of all.

Fall 2018

Neighbor to Neighbor Conservation Series

Printable PDF Program Flyer

Hops Farm

Wednesday, August 15th at 6:00 P.M., Farm is located on Orr Rd, 1/4 mile east of Knauss Rd. in Lykens Twp

Learn how to grow, tend and harvest hops for your own home brews during this unique workshop hosted by Knauss Hops LLC.  Farm owner Glen Tooman will lead an informative workshop that will cover sourcing and purchasing  plants, preparing fields and infrastructure, growing and harvesting hops, and disease management. 

Canning Basics

Wednesday, September 5th at 6:00 P.M.,Bucyrus Public Library, Meeting Room 200 E. Mansfield St, Bucyrus  

Are you interested in learning about how to can foods at home, safely? If so, you should attend this hour-long session lead by Abby Snyder, food safety field specialist at The Ohio State University. You will learn about the different canning methods and equipment available, what foods are well-suited to food preservation, and how to minimize the risk of foodborne illness resulting from improperly canned foods. 

Wine Making

Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00 P.M., 1110 New Washington Rd, Bloomville

This program will be led by Ed Weisenauer, who has over 40 years of experience making home made wine. This evening will cover the basic wine making ins and outs.

Conservation Day Camp

 Wednesday June 20th

Camp Michael, 1741 Shupp Rd, Bucyrus

Day camp is open to any youth ages 6-11

The day will begin at 9:00 and conclude at 3:00

We will spend the day exploring the woods, stream, crafting, laughing and making new friends!

Registration for camp will be open to the first 30 registrants. A completed registration form and payment are needed to assure a spot. Registartion will be open until June 1st or until all spots are filled.

PDF Printable:  Day Camp Flyer        Day Camp Registration Form

Crawford SWCD Fish Sale

Deadline for ordering is Thursday April 26th, 2018.

Pick-up will be Friday April 27th, 2:00-3:00 P.M. at the Crawford SWCD Office, 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

Printable order form can be printed by clicking this link or at the office, 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. Please call the office at 419-562-8280 ext. 3 for more information. Make checks payable to Crawford SWCD. Please mail order form along with the check, or hand deliver payment and form to the office.

Photo Contest!

Crawford SWCD is once again having a photo contest to showcase our county. “Crawford’s Charm” has five categories: Back yard Conservation, Farm/ Rural Life, Wildlife, Forestry, and Crops. You do not have to be a Crawford County resident to enter, but the photo must take place in Crawford County. We will only accept photos (no digital files) sized between 4” x 6” and 8” x 10”. There will be winners for each category and a grand prize winner! Last day for entries is July 27th!

PDF Printable Rules and Entry Form