The mission of the Van Wert SWCD is to protect and conserve the natural resources for all residents by providing technical, educational, and financial assistance.
Van Wert County is located in northwest Ohio. The county was founded in 1820 and is part of what was originally called the "Black Swamp". It was named after Isaac Van Wart, one of three captors of Major Andre, a famous spy of the American Revolutionary War.
The Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill No. 646 on May 16, 1941 providing for the organization of Soil Conservation Districts in Ohio. Van Wert County was orgnized February 15, 1949. This made Van Wert County the 82nd District to form in Ohio. On February 11, 1964 the name was changed to Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District. The SWCD is funded partially by the Van Wert County Commissioner's and the State of Ohio.
Some of the Van Wert SWCD partnership orgnizations are: