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

Welcome!

    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.


Bonus Payment Highlight of 2019 Lake Erie CREP Program Sign-Up
Producers can earn $200 per acre for certain practices

Crawford County will be participating in the 2019 United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) offers producers cash for conservation.

Do you have a ditch or stream running through your farm that needs a filter strip? How about that one area that’s hard to farm because it’s always wet?  The Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District is ready to help you evaluate how your bottom line and Lake Erie’s water quality can benefit by signing up for this program.

CREP is a federal conservation partnership with the state of Ohio designed to address agriculture-related environmental concerns. Participants receive financial incentives from USDA and the state of Ohio to voluntarily enroll environmentally sensitive cropland or pastureland in contracts for a period of 15 years.  In return for annual rental payments and financial incentives, participants convert the land to native grasses, trees and other conservation vegetation.

New for 2019 is the $200 bonus offered by the state of Ohio for all newly-enrolled filter strip and riparian area practices.  For current CREP participants with expiring contracts, re-enrolling and expanding the width of filter strips or riparian areas will earn you the bonus dollars on those new added acres all the while expanding the environmental protection of these practices.

The Lake Erie CREP is available in 27 Ohio counties including; Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Lorain, Marion, Medina, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot Counties.

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