Paulding SWCD was awarded a grant with the Ohio Department of Agriculture to lead a watershed program with efforts focused on improving water quality with a focus on soil health, wetlands, controlled drainage, waterways/filter strips just to name a few. The goal of this watershed program is to adopt the best management practices listed and pursue funding to implement the BMPs.
There are a number of grant opportunities available right now to us right now through various sources. Paulding SWCD looking for your input on a list of projects/practices that you would like to do on your land which we could seek funding for. Our efforts are focused in the following watersheds that drain to the Auglaize River: Blue Creek, Middle Creek, Prairie Creek, Flatrock Creek, Little Flatrock Creek, and Wildcat Creek. See the map in the picture
We are looking for the following projects to pursue grant funding for:
- Blind Inlets
- Livestock manure storage
- Wetland Restoration/Enhancement
- Grassed Waterways
Information on each of these practices can be found at https://agbmps.osu.edu/bmp.
If you wish to implement one of the following practices, want to discuss in detail, need info on any of the practices please reach out to me via email at email@example.com or by phone 419-670-4499 by June 1, 2020.