Erie Soil and Water Conservation District

Erie Soil and Water Conservation District is committed to the protection, preservation and restoration of natural resources by providing education, funding opportunities and technical assistance to all land users.

The Erie Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) serves as a community contact and delivery system for federal and state cost-share programs. SWCDs throughout the state provide assistance to urban and agricultural land users. Erie SWCD works with landowners through a voluntary cooperative agreement. Services include survey and design of grassed waterways, erosion control structures, surface and subsurface drainage, farm ponds, windbreaks and livestock waste management facilities. The District is governed by a board of five locally elected landowners, who are familiar with the county’s resource needs allowing the delivery of a tailor-made conservation program.

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assists the District in technical matters. Plans and designs prepared by District employees conform to the standards and specifications of USDA NRCS. Through this partnership and the partnership with Ohio Department of Natural Resource, Division of Soil and Water Conservation, the District is able to readily provide assistance to local landowners in their resource needs.

Technical Assistance/Designs offered:

  • Waterways
  • Ponds
  • Wetlands
  • Agrichemical Containment Facilities
  • Animal Waste Storage Facilities
  • Drainage Program
  • Riparian Buffers and Filter Strips
  • Wildlife Nuisance Control and Habitat Establishment
  • Farm Bill Programs


Contact Erie Soil and Water Conservation District

Eric Dodrill
District Director
2900 Columbus Avenue
Room 131
Sandusky, Ohio  44870-5554
Phone: (419) 626-5211
Fax: (419) 609-9707


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Erie County, Ohio

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