The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District (JSWCD) is a political subdivision of state government. It is funded by the county commissioners, the Ohio General Assembly through the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and many townships and municipalities. The funds provided by the Jefferson County Commissioners and local municipalities allow the District to draw matching funds from the state, which enable the District to continue its services.
Implementing our Mission "Promoting Conservation of our Lands & Waters"
The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District promotes wise land-use management through technical and educational services in order to help people conserve and enhance the natural resources base for a better quality of life.
Youth Natural Resources Education
Steel Valley Loggers Chapter
Envirothon Environmental Education Program
Adult Environmental Workshops and field days
Youth and Adult Stream Monitoring Programs
Pond Stocking Sale
Technical Assistance for Landowners Installing Conservation Practices
Native Tree and Shrub Sale
Water Quality Program including EPA's NPDES Phase II Storm Water Mandate
Storm Water Prevention Pollution Plan Reviews (SWP3)