Allen Soil and Water Conservation District


The mission of the Allen Soil and Water Conservation District is to promote the wise use, improvement and maintenance of the soil, water and other natural resources in Allen County.


  • Survey, design and draw plans of water management systems and erosion control practices such as: grassed waterways, erosion control structures, water and sediment control basins, surface drainage, filter strips, animal waste storage facilities, and windbreaks. Consultive assistance is also provided for subsurface drainage.

  • Survey, design and draw plans for ponds requires a $500.00 deposit. When the pond is built according to the plan, half ($250.00) of the deposit is returned to the landowner. Due to cuts in staffing, we are not able to provide this service at this time. However, we are still doing pond test holes for a $50 non-refundable fee.

  • The annual tree sale provides landowners with quality, low-priced seedlings and transplants (hardwoods, evergreens, and shrubs) for windbreak and wildlife establishment.

  • The annual fish sale provides local pond owners a low cost opportunity for pond stocking.

  • School programs, slide presentations, tours, field days, pond clinics, woodland clinics, etc. are provided to the public on an as needed and scheduled basis.

Contact Allen Soil and Water Conservation District

Gary Werling
District Administrator
1601 E. 4th Street
Suite B
Lima, Ohio  45804
Phone: (419) 223-0040
Fax: (419) 224-3415


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Allen County, Ohio

To request additions or corrections to this entry email the Administrator