Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District

To promote wise use of our natural resources through service and education.

A Brief History of the District
The Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, as authorized under ORC 1511 and 1515. The District is located in southwest Ohio about 25 miles east of Cincinnati in Clermont County. The Ohio River forms our southern border. Clermont SWCD was established by local election of the Clermont County populace in 1943 to work with landowners to help address soil and water conservation issues.

In the early years, the District focused on working with the USDA Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service) and farmers to control erosion, promote water quality, and enhance wildlife habitat on agricultural working lands. Over the decades, Clermont, like many other SWCDs, has beome a multi-faceted agency that works with rural, suburban and urban landowners alike. The District provides technical assistance, grants and cost share funding, educational programming and other resources to landowners to help them address a diverse range of local conservation issues.

The District is governed by a board of five supervisors, who are residents of Clermont County and serve in a volunteer capacity. Funding to support District operations is provided by the Clermont County Commissioners and the Ohio General Assembly through the Ohio Soil & Water Conservation Commission. SWCDs also attract funds through grants, sales of conservation related items and donations.

Contact Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District

Susie Steffensen
Administrative Assistant
1000 Locust Street
PO Box 549
Owensville, Ohio  45160-0549
Phone: (513) 732-7075
Fax: (513) 732-7077


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Clermont County, Ohio

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