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.

Forage Funding Available to Western Lake Erie Basin Farmers to Improve Water Quality

Enrollment runs through May 1, 2019


The Ohio Department of Agriculture, in partnership with Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District is providing funding for new assistance programs for farmers to help protect water quality in the western basin of Lake Erie. The Ohio Working Lands program will encourage producers to establish, promote, maintain and harvest forage/hay lands on eligible cropland acres.


Local SWCD office staff will assist landowners on putting together a plan for establishing these acres. Landowners/farmers will be eligible to receive up to $120/acre/year for a 5-year contract. The goal of the program is to reduce nutrients entering Western Lake Erie waterways by removing the nutrients thru harvest.  

Program enrollment officially kicks off for landowners/farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin on March 11 and runs through May 1. Farmers will be able to sign up for the program at their local soil and water conservation district. Eligible hay/forage planting must be established before May 15, 2020.


For more information please contact the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District at 419-562-8280 ext. #3 or stop in the office.

Crawford SWCD Fish Fingerling Sale

Deadline for ordering is Thursday April 25th. Fish will be available for pick up at the    SWCD office April 26th from 2:00-3:00 P.M.

Click below for a PDF Printable Order Form:

Fish Fingerling Sale Order Form

Conservation Day Camp - IS FULL