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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

Job Posting

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, links are listed below.  If you have any information about a tile map or curtain drain for a property please contact us at (419)898-1595

Lacarpe Creek, Kempke Rd Ditch, and Schott Ditch #2

- Ashery Ditch

- Schmardebeck Ditch

-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!


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.  

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 2023 Breakfast was held on Friday, March 17th, 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!

The guest speaker was Donald Kaatz, president of the Toussaint Shooting Club.   Donald presented on the history of the Shooting Club, their newly formed Toussaint River Watershed Conservancy, and their ongoing conservation efforts.

Proceeds from the breakfast went back into the agricultural community through various scholarships.  The 2023 scholarship winners were Brayden Hayes and Gracie Sprague!! For more information about our scholarship, please call OSU Extension at 419-898-3631.  For tickets please contact the Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District (419) 898-1595. 


Ottawa SWCD 71st Annual Banquet


Please join us on Wednesday, September 20th for an exciting Annual Banquet! Our traditional banquet will include great entertainment, pie, and a full dinner. 


Held at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds,  tickets are $10 and you will have the choice of BBQ Chicken or Beef Brisket Dinner along with side dishes and pie.


Our entertainment for the evening will be Derek Witt, meteorologist for WTVG 13 Toledo. Derek will give an overview of the June tornado that devastated some homes and farms in Salem Township. He will talk about the quick developing weather pattern that caused this event. We will have additional information on the follow-up response from the community and officials and the progress that has been made to recover.

You’ll be able to cast your ballot for our election of two supervisors between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 and the banquet will begin at  6:30 p.m.   If you can not attend, voting can be done in the office beginning August 22nd up until the banquet.


Contact the District office at (419) 898-1595 where staff members are more than happy to assist you with tickets or call one of our Board of Supervisors: Todd Hecht, Rich Thorbahn, Jim Sass, Roland Sandrock, and Bill Hartman.

Photo: Derek Witt, WTVG 13 Meterologist

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!! 2023 Summer/Fall Newsletter 

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