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Welcome to the VAN WERT Soil & Water Conservation District web page !

Our Mission

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.

About Van Wert County

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.

Formation of the District

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:

National Association of Conservation Districts

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Natural Resources Conservation Service

ODNR Water Well Logs of Ohio

Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Last Updated:  March 6, 2015

                                      To Contact Us:

                     1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert, OH  45891

                              Telephone: (419) 238-9591

                                   Fax: (419) 238-5323