Conservation for Homeowners

Backyard conservation practices play an integral part in soil health and water quality.

Runoff from rain water and snowmelt generally enter storm drains on the streets, carrying pollutants from lawn fertilizers, pesticides, and vehicle fluids directly to our ditches, creeks, and rivers. These pollutants are not filtered out through the storm water systems. Rain gardens, rain barrels, mulching and dry stream beds help homeowners manage runoff. Proper nutrient management through careful fertilizer application, soil testing, and composting promote soil health. Providing backyard habitat for wildlife creates a diverse environment to manage pests.

Not only do conservation practices conserve and protect our natural resources, homeowners can save on the expenses of their municipal utilities, over fertilization of lawns and gardens and the use of pesticides. Take the opportunity to attend a workshop, request information, and share information on how conservation practices can make a difference in your own backyard.
bernie-1 Bernie Scott Chairman

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Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

District Board Meetings
Wood SWCD Monthly Board Meetings are held the third Friday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at the District office. The public is welcome.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 21, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announ

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