Helping People Help the Land

Crawford Soil & Water Conservation District

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.

Countywide H2Ohio Application Sign Up Begins July 15th!!!!

The long anticipated H2Ohio Incentive Program is now available to Crawford county farmers.  The H2Ohio program works closely with local farmers to enhance their conservation efforts to reduce runoff through incentives for cover crops, nutrient management, manure management and crop rotation.  ALL Crawford county farmers are eligible to participate in this program


Applications will be accepted from July 15th to August 31, 2021. Producers can sign up for up to 4 years of practice incentive payments.  Interested producers should contact the Crawford SWCD at 419-562-8280 for application and program info. 

H2Ohio Application                                    H2Ohio BMP Criteria & Incentive                                      

The Crawford SWCD will be hosting the following producer informational meeting to answer questions about the program, application process and incentive payments.

Registration is required by calling the SWCD office at 419-562-8280 ext. #3.

August 12, 2021

Crawford Co. Conservation League

6:00-8:00 PM  

2021 Crawford SWCD Annual Meeting

Plan now to attend this year’s annual meeting.  Our office is looking forward to hosting this event on August 24th, 2021 at The Loft at Pickwick Place in Bucyrus.  Dinner will be catered by Katering Kountry Style and Mark’s Ice Cream will be served for dessert.  Featured speaker will be Matt Reese from Ohio Country Journal. As done in years past, the election of supervisors will be held and we will also announce this year’s SWCD Outstanding Cooperator Award sponsored by Ag Credit. It will be an evening to gather with old friends and possibly make some new ones, so come join us on August 24th.  Tickets will go on sale in June so watch for more information as it becomes available! 

Crawford SWCD Election Notice

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Crawford 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 Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor.

There are 3 ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:

  • At the SWCD office from July 26, 2021 until August 24, 2021 during normal business hours; or

2.) At the SWCD Annual Meeting, which will take place at The Loft at Pickwick on

August 24, 2021 from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.; or

3.) Voting absentee from July 26, 2021 until August 24, 2021 by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office at the following address

3111 St. Rt. 98, Bucyrus, Ohio, by calling  419-562-8280 Ext. 3 or email monica.finney@oh.nacdnet.net.  Absentee ballots must be received by the SWCD office by 4:00 p.m. on August 24, 2021.

One Supervisor will be elected to a three‐year term commencing  January 1, 2022 and ending December 31, 2024.

Nominees are:

  1.  Duane Shawk
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