Who We Are
The Wood Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a political sub-division of the State of Ohio, formed by a referendum petition and chartered on July 8, 1949. As a unit of state government, the district was organized and operates under the provision of Chapter 1515 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Wood SWCD includes all the land within Wood County.A Board of Supervisors sets the policies of the district. The residents of the district elect five supervisors each for a three-year term. It is the duty of the board to guide the work of the district, utilize funds for equipment and supplies, and hire personnel to carry out the work of the district. Their dedication to conservation work is reflected in the time they volunteer to carry out these duties and attend many meetings throughout the year.
The district operates on funding provided by the Wood County Commissioners which is matched by the Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Sales, programs, and equipment rentals generate additional funds. The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) provides equipment, supplies and personnel to give technical assistance to the district.