Contact Information

Soil & Water Conservation District
06879 Evansport Road
Suite C
Defiance, Ohio 43512
P: (419) 782-1794
F: (419) 782-1791

Jason Roehrig
District Administrator

Terri Agler
Administrative Assistant

Ben Gerken
District Technician

Tyler Miller
District Technician

Stephanie Singer
Watershed Coordinator

Kevin Hancock
Ditch Maintenace Administrator

Ed Walters
Ditch Maintenace Technician

Josh Limber
Ditch Maintenance Technician

Dave Sines
Ditch Maintenace Technician

Conservation Education

In 1997, the Defiance Soil and Water Conservation District expanded its education program by hiring a Education/Public Information Specialist. The District's objective was to promote conservation education in the classroom.

Education Materials

A variety of activities such as educator's workshops, in-class presentations, various contests, and much more has been provided through this position.

Educator's Workshops

  • Celebrate the Harvest A-Z
  • Project FLP (Food, Land, and People)
  • Project Learning Tree
  • Project WET
  • Project WILD
  • Project WOW (Windows on Waste)

The Defiance Soil and Water also participates in a multicounty educators' workshop, known as the Black Swamp Educator's Extravaganza. This is a favorite among teachers in the county.

The education program also spends a great amount of time in the classroom conducting various activities for students as well as teachers. The subjects of the in-class presentations often include: soils, water quality, wildlife, forestry, and agriculture.

Throughout the year, the District continues to promote conservation education by offering contests to the students such as the Envirothon, poster contest, and the photo contest.

Defiance Soil and Water Conservation District is also very focused on making resources available for the teachers. The education program has a resource library that is available to educators throughout the county. The library contains videos, books, resource guides, and a listing of various in-class programs.

The education program was recently focusing on, "Celebrating the Harvest A-Z." Celebrate the Harvest A-Z is a complete teaching kit designed to help educators teach students in first through third grade about the harvest season. The District worked with the Chamber of Commerce's Agricultural Committee to raise money to purchase a kit for every elementary school in Defiance County. Over $3,000 was raised from local and private businesses. The kits were then purcahsed and distributed to all elementary schools in the county. The activities from Celebrate the Harvest A-Z meet all the required proficiency standards.

As you can clearly see, the District's objective of promoting conservation through education has been successful. The education program continues its development and expansion to meet the needs of educators and students throughout the county. If you have any questions, please call Stephanie Singer at (419) 782-1794. The office hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.


Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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