Crawford Soil & Water Conservation District
3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus, OH 44820 (419)-562-8280


    Our mission is to encourage and assist the people of Crawford County in making decisions for the wise use of our natural resources to provide a quality environment for all.

Conservation Districts are locally organized self-governing bodies chartered by the State. Through voluntary action and cooperation of landowners (and other stake holders), the District works to conserve land, water, forest, wildlife and other related resources for the benefit of all.

Crawford SWCD Spring Fish Fingerling Sale

Pick-up will be at the SWCD office, 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus on May 16th at 2:00 P.M. Order deadline will be May 15th.

PDF Printable Fish Sale Order Form

2017 Photo Contest

Do you have an eye for the beauty of Crawford County? We are excited to bring back the photo contest, “Showcasing Crawford County”. This contest is for amateur photographers, and the photos must be taken within the county. We have five categories this year:

•             Backyard Conservation

•             Wildlife or Livestock

•             Farm/ Rural Life

•             Scenic Landscape

•             Trees/ Crops

All photos will be displayed in our fair booth at the Crawford County Fair! We will be accepting photos and entry forms until June 30th! We are only accepting printed photos (no digital files), sized between – 4” x 6” and 8” x 10”. The category winners will be picked by staff, and then the winning photos will be polled on our Facebook page for the grand prize winner. Category winners will win $25.00, and the grand prize winner will win an additional $25.00. For rules, entry forms, and more information, please refer to our web page – or call (419) 562-8280 ext. 3.

Printable PDF Rules and Entry Form

Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp Scholarships

Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor full scholarships ($375) for two high school students to attend the Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp this summer.  The one-week resident camp is at FFA Camp Muskingum in Carroll County, June 11 – 16, 2017. The camp is for high school students entering their freshman year through seniors graduating in 2017. The Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp combines fun and learning, with the goal of reaching the next generation of caretakers of Ohio’s valuable natural resources. Programs at this year’s camp include: tree identification, wildlife management, ecology, forest management, songbirds, archaeology, forest industries and stream monitoring, along with many others.

To apply, print and fill out the scholarship application and complete a one page or less summary of why you would like to attend and mail to: Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District, 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus, OH 44820. You will be asked to pay a $50.00 refundable deposit that you will receive back after attending and reporting on your experience at a Crawford SWCD monthly Board Meeting. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2017.

Questions? Email Diane Sand, Crawford SWCD at  or by phone at (419) 562-8280, ext. 3.