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The Ottawa SWCD conducts surveys, investigations, and research relating to management practices needed to conserve and develop soil, water, and related natural resources.

Conservation Programs

Maps for 6 Year Reviews

Letters have been sent out regarding different ditch projects and the 6 year review process.  If you are looking for a map of the ditch, give our office a call.  If you have any information about a tile map or curtain drain for a property please contact us at (419)898-1595

-Frequently asked questions about 6-year reviews

Our Services
Events, Workshops & News

​Women in Conservation


An opportunity for women to get out in the wild! Get ready to learn from local experts, get hands on experience and have dinner with a fun group of women. Registration required and space is limited. Visit our Education page for information. 


Day on the Wildside!  Now Full!!


This exciting event is for youth in 6th-8th grade. Join every July at Winous Point Hunt Club for fishing, shooting, archery, bird banding and more. Lunch provided, Cost $20 and includes a tshirt. Visit our Education page for more information.  

Ag Breakfast

To celebrate agriculture and honor our local producers, local Ag Agencies and sponsors celebrated National Agriculture Week by hosting an Agriculture Community Breakfast.  The 2024 Breakfast was held on Friday, March 15th, at 8:00 a.m. at St John Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor.   The cost for the all-you-can-eat scrambled egg, pancake and sausage breakfast is only $5.00.   The event is not just for the agricultural community, but open to all individuals and businesses that eat meat, fruit, vegetables and bread – items grown by farmers!

Proceeds from the breakfast go back into the agricultural community through various scholarships.   For more information about our scholarship, please call OSU Extension at 419-898-3631. 

USDA Video Showcases 

click Here to watch a video about the partnerships driving the innovative water quality assessment and conservation in the Western Lake Erie Basin

Cattle at Sunrise

Manure & Fertilizer Resources


Nutrient application rules, pertaining to both manure and fertilizer, are in effect for farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin. ​Visit the ODA website to read the state law and check the 48-hour weather forecast before applying to ensure you are not in violation. If you have questions or if you believe there has been a violation of this law, please call the Ottawa SWCD office. 

Cattle at Sunrise



Check out our latest bi-annual newsletter to find out what our office has been doing over the last couple of months, programs that we are offering, upcoming events, ongoing sales, and more!! 2024 Winter/Spring Newsletter 

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