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 and the Crawford FB Annual Meeting

The Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District and the Crawford County Farm Bureau for their combined annual meeting which will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. It will be held at The Pickwick Place, 1875 N Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner tickets cost $10.00; they must be reserved by September 5th.

PDF Printable Annual Meeting Flyer

The Crawford SWCD Supervisor Election

will be Held on September 12th

 The election will take place on September 12, 2017 at the Crawford SWCD office from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and at the annual meeting held at The Pickwick Place, 1875 North Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Residents just have to register at the door in order to receive a ballot.


Candidates for Election are: Donna Conley, Larry Leonhardt, Adam Spiegel and Andrew John Wyderka: two (2) supervisors will be elected.

Eligible Voters: Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in the Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot. 

Those unable to vote on September 12th may vote by absentee ballot beginning August 22nd. Voting may be done in person at the Crawford Soil and Water office, 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus Ohio; or by mail. Contact the Crawford SWCD at 419-562-8280 extension 3 for details. 

PDF Printable of all Candidates

 Neighbor to Neighbor Conservation Series

Crawford SWCD is hosting a workshop series highlighting what is happening around our county in the Conservation and Ag fields! Join us for one or all of the workshops. Each evening will begin at the farm/residence and last no more than two hours. Each will offer information, a tour, and chance for questions and answers.

The Edible Landscapes

Tuesday September 19th at 6:30 P.M.

2255 Shafer Rd, Bucyrus

Bruce and Joyce Clinger will be sharing with us all about their edible landscape and  small space gardening. We will have a chance to tour the farm and see how they  provide fresh , organic  small fruits and vegetables. 

There will be an opportunity to purchase their produce.


Small Scale Livestock Production

Tuesday October 17th at 6:30 P.M.

980 Brokensword Rd, Sycamore

Mike and Angie Hall will be sharing tips on successfully raising livestock on a small scale. Their farm base is on pastured, grass-fed livestock, consisting of meat goats, poultry and swine. Learn how to raise livestock on small acreage that is affordable and delicious.


Contact the Crawford SWCD for questions or to register for one or all of these workshops  by calling our office at 419-562-8280 ext 3, emailing or stop in at 3111 State Route 98, Bucyrus.  Registration is due the Friday before each workshop date.

The spring series dates will be February 20th, March 20th and April 17th—topics to follow at a later date.

 Click here for a printable PDF flyer: Neighbor to Neighbor Conservation Series

Palmer Amaranth

Watch for this Weed!!!!

Palmer amaranth can be easy to confuse with other pigweed species. Some identifying characteristics include a smooth stem, long petioles, and leaves that tend to be oblate or diamond shaped. Female Palmer amaranth plants have very large seed heads that can reach of to 3 feet in length. If you believe that Palmer amaranth is present in your fields you can contact Mark Loux with OSU at 614-292-9081 or .

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