Our services and technical assistance may include site visits, recommendations, and identification of potential funding. Depending on the need, our district may also coordinate with local partner agencies to provide the best services for conserving soil and water resources in Wyandot County.
Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wyandot County Engineer, the Ditch Maintenance Supervisor conducts inspections and contracts erosion control, ditch dip outs, tile repairs, and vegetative control on the ditches and tile systems that are on maintenance.
For more information or questions regarding the Ditch Maintenance Program, or to report debris or problems, contact Jeff Hohman.
Drainage is vital to farm production, basements, construction, and enjoyment and use of the land in Wyandot County. Not all drainage issues can be easily solved; some may involve multiple parties and can be a time-consuming effort. The Wyandot County SWCD technicians are available to assist residents of Wyandot County with their drainage concerns.
Erosion control is the practice of preventing or controlling loss of soil for agriculture or construction usage. Effective erosion controls handle surface runoff and includes important techniques to prevent water pollution, soil loss, wildlife habitat loss and human property loss.
Our office can assist with evaluating erosion and cause(s) as well as provide recommendations for stabilization.
Conservation Practice Design
Waterways: In cooperation with Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Wyandot SWCD provides technical assistance to landowners who sign up for grassed waterways through farm fields.
For more information or questions regarding grassed waterways, contact Jeremiah Logsdon.
Wetlands: After enrolling land through the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Wyandot SWCD provides the technical services needed to convert a currently farmed area back into a natural environment for wildlife and assist in controlling and filtering water.
For more information or questions regarding wetlands, contact Todd Karg.
Nutrient Management and Water Quality
The Wyandot SWCD, in cooperation with other agencies, facilitates many nutrient management and Water Quality programs and services to county landowners and farmers. Programs and services include: H2Ohio, Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning, Manure Management and Agricultural Pollution Abatement.
For more information or questions regarding the H2Ohio program, contact Joanie Redd.
For more information or questions regarding Nutrient Management Planning, Manure Management and Agricultural Pollution Abatement, contact the Wyandot SWCD Office.
Conservation Agricultural Education
The Wyandot SWCD offers many opportunities for all ages to learn inside and outside of traditional classroom settings. Agriculture-related programs are available in the classroom, or at our education building at the Gottfried Nature Center. Our staff will work with you to custom tailor an education experience for any type of group.
Looking for program information? Check out our Education Programs Guide for information on available programs.
For more information or questions regarding agricultural education opportunities, contact Joanie Redd.