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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
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!


This exciting event is for youth in 5th-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.  

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!! 2022 Summer/Fall Newsletter 

Cattle at Sunrise

We're Hiring an intern!


Review the Job Description and Application.  Application procedure is listed at the end of the job description.

Ag Breakfast

To celebrate agriculture and honor our local  producers, the Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, OSU Extension, and various sponsors host an Agriculture Community Breakfast.

The 2022 Ag Breakfast took place on March 25th at the St. John's church in Oak Harbor.  We had over 130 landowners attend the event.  The cost to attend the event is $5.00 and reservations are required. All proceeds go back into the community through scholarships that will be awarded to High School students residing in Ottawa County who are going into agriculture, wildlife, forestry or soil and water fields. For more information about our Ag Scholarship, please call OSU Extension at  419-898-3631.