District Seeking Supervisor Candidates
The idea of a conservation district may be the best example we have of effective, grass roots local government. Local volunteer supervisors, who know what works in Ross County and know what Ross County needs, determine where county and state funding is directed. These principles date back to the dust bowl in the 1930’s. Since then the focus has been local. The Ohio Department of Agriculture provides full support services to the district. Your primary responsibility as a supervisor is to provide oversight. Consider running for Supervisor and have your say in local conservation. Click the Candidate Brochure button for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Weather Information
The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors regular meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Conference Room D at the Ross County Service Center.
The Annual Meeting will be held on August 18, 2022
Contact the District Administrator for more information including log-in codes for telephone and video conferences.
Ohio Nutrient Applicator Forecast
Use this tool to determine what the risk of runoff will be after application
Ross SWCD is
Service by Appointment
and Press 116
or send us an email:
Bob Neal - Administrator
JT Flowers - Wildlife/Eng Tech
Ben Givens - Urban/Eng Tech
Greg Rouse - GIS Coordinator
To reach the
Ohio Department of Agriculture
about Agricultural Pollution
Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program
The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District is a local sponsor under the Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP). This means the Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation can partner with Ross County landowners and the Ross Soil and Water Conservation District to permanently preserve Ohio farms. Contact the district for more information or visit the Farmland Preservation website for more information.
Logging Training at Scioto Trails
These "fellers" attended logging training at Scioto Trails. JT Flowers, Ben Givens and Chris Pancake attended the Ohio Forestry Association Master Logging class this week. Master Loggers do a lot to prevent soil erosion during and after a logging operation. Timber owners can file a voluntary Timber Harvest Plan with the Ross SWCD. Contact the District for more information.
Augmented Reality Sandbox at Unioto
Thank you to Unioto Middle School science teachers Olivia Muntz and Esmeralda Kight for inviting the Soil & Water Conservation District to demonstrate principles of topography with the District's Augmented Reality Sandbox. Julie Kyle and Chris Pancake met with students in small groups to review topographical maps and then students designed their own landscapes with the interactive AR Sandbox.