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.

The Crawford Soil & Water Conservation District will be holding their long range planning meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference Room of the County Courthouse in Bucyrus.   

The SWCD is seeking input in developing their strategic plan of activities for the next five years. Please help provide the SWCD with guidance in developing and implementing programs and workshops so that we are prepared to assist residents and agricultural producers with best management conservation practices to maintain or improve the environment and quality of life. Many times the information we receive from this meeting is used to solicit grant funds and other funding opportunities.

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Please RSVP by December 12th. For those unable to attend the meeting, you may submit your requests or concerns to the SWCD by email to , by phone at 419-562-8280 ext. 3, or by mail to Crawford SWCD, 3111 SR 98 Bucyrus, OH 44820. 

Up Coming Meetings and Workshops:

Maximizing Manure Values:

Thursday January 18th at 6:00 P.M. Held at The Pickwick Place

Topics covered - Applying manure to growing crops, using a manure drag line to apply manure and nitrogen to corn, managing a manure spill and cost and benefits of drag lining.

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All-Ohio Chapter SWCD Annual Conference:

Friday January 19th at 9:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Held at Der Dutchman, Plain City

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Neighbor to Neighbor Conservation Series:

Goat Kidding

Tuesday February 13th at 6:00 P.M. Held at the Hall Farm, 980 Brokensword Rd

Topics covered - Learn the ins and outs of the entire kidding process in this workshop hosted by Mike & Angie Hall who have over 12 years of experience raising Boer goats.  From pre kidding planning to handling problems/issues to weaning, learn how to raise healthy and productive animals. Participants will be able to view a variety of animals at various stages in the process of kidding.  Dress appropriately for the weather conditions  as this will hosted “in the barn”.  


Livestock Mortality Composting Certification:

Tuesday February 20th at 1:00 P.M. Held at the Crawford County Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room

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Manure Side Dress Toolbar :

Silver Creek Watershed focus to provide a manure application toolbar for applying liquid manure.

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Crawford SWCD Annual Tree Sale

The Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District has evergreens, hardwoods, shrubs and fruit plants available through our annual tree and plant sale. The district is taking orders until March 16th, so get your order in as soon as possible for the best selection.

Tree Varieties Available:

Evergreens (10 per package) - White Cedar, Balsam Fir, Norway Spruce and White Pine

Hardwoods (10 per package) - Sugar Maple, Red Oak, Black Cherry and Swamp White Oak

Pollinators (5 per package) - Button Bush, Persimmon, Winterberry and Dolgo Crabapple

Fruit (1 per package) - Blue Concord Grapes, Seedless

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.

Trees can be picked up March 28th, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm and March 29th from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. We do not deliver or mail packets.

Printable PDF Tree Sale Descriptions