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Looking for Creative Holiday Gifts? Make the season a bit "greener" with Geauga SWCD!
This holiday season do something different for your friends and loved ones with a gift from the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District. The District is offering unique and meaningful gifts that keep on giving, long past the holiday season. We sell a variety of bird boxes ($13-18), bird feeders ($15-18), butterfly houses ($23), rain barrels ($80), and compost tumblers ($180) that make lovely holiday gifts and are guaranteed to enhance any yard. Gift certificates are also available for our spring tree sale and fish sale to take the guesswork out of gift giving. In addition, all proceeds go toward the District’s environmental education programs so you’ll be making a contribution to conservation. For more information, just give us a call at (440) 834-1122.
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"To conserve, protect, and enhance the soil and water resources of Geauga County by providing leadership, education, and assistance to all."
Who We Are
The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was established in 1944. It was the 29th SWCD to be established in Ohio. The Geauga SWCD is a legal entity of the State of Ohio and is administered by a five-member, elected Board of Supervisors. These Board members make important decisions regarding conservation within the county and set the direction for the District Staff.
The District works cooperatively with other county agencies, local officials, and conservation groups. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service works with the District by offering assistance to agricultural producers within the county. Each of the 88 Ohio counties has its own SWCD, and funding is obtained through the County Commissioners, the State of Ohio, grants, and donations.
The individual Soil and Water Conservation Districts within the state serve the varying needs of the county in which they are located. The Geauga SWCD serves the residents of Geauga County by providing many quality services. The District works with the local community to increase the awareness and appreciation of the county's valuable natural resources.
Please contact us here at the District if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The office is closed all government holidays.
We are located at the Geauga County Fairgrounds at the North entrance, next to the Ohio State University Extension Office at the Patterson Center.
Board meetings are held at 7:30 am at the Geauga SWCD office in the Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, in Burton, on the second Thursday of the month.