We have implemented measures to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19 within the District office. Customers, residents, teachers, etc. may contact District staff via phone or email and we will provide assistance to the best of our ability. If a site visit is needed, staff will schedule those as appropriate and will be following recommended guidelines. There is a gray “drop box” located next to the office door for the delivery of documents (order forms, applications, etc.).

We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you.


"Trumbull SWCD will provide leadership in the promotion, enhancement, and protection of the natural resources by providing conservation technical, educational, and financial assistance to meet the needs of the people of our county."

Who We Are

The Soil & Water Conservation District is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio. Trumbull SWCD is a local, state, and federal partnership. The Trumbull district was formed in the late 1940's by a referendum vote by over 70% of the electorate. We receive appropriations from the County, Townships, and Municipalities with the State of Ohio matching the local government funds. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) also provide additional resource assistance.

Five residents of the County are elected in staggered three year terms to serve as volunteer Supervisors. Each month, The Board of  Supervisors hold a public meeting where they receive resident and staff input, approve financial reports/bills to be paid, and they review the programs and events that both volunteers and staff will conduct throughout the year. 

The Regular Monthly Board Meeting schedule has been set for the 4th Thursday of the month at 3:00 pm at the Trumbull County Agriculture & Family Education Center, 520 W. Main Street, Cortland, Ohio 44410. This date and time is for the 2020 calendar year with the exception of November 2020 and December 2020 due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays respectively (those dates and times TBD). If the meeting room has a scheduling conflict, the Board meets in the SWCD Office.   Before each meeting a sign in sheet must be filled out in order to give public remarks at the beginning of the session.

If you would like to be notified about any Special or Emergency Meeting please contact the office in writing.

Trumbull County is 25 square miles and is located in Northeast Ohio with the Eastern boundary on the state line of Pennsylvania.



The District provides information and technical guidance to  residents of Trumbull County on natural resources conservation. 

WATER MANAGEMENT SERVICES include drainage, reservoir, land protection, and flood protection.

Drainage -

Removal of excess water, surface, subsurface.

Reservoir -

Impoundments of water, ponds, and lakes, sediment basins, wildlife wetland, spring development.

Land Protection -

Controlling runoff, waterways, diversions, water and sediment control basins.

Flood Prevention -

Reduction of localized flooding, group drainage projects, hydraulics.

SOIL MANAGEMENT SERVICES include erosion and land use planning.

Erosion -

Reduction of excess soil loss, critical area, cropland and urban land.

Land Use Planning -

Land management conservation plans, sub division reviews, soil interpretations, maps and description, site investigations, capabilities.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES include conservation programs for adults and students, classroom presentations, school outdoor field days, teacher's workshops and conservation practices & resource management workshops.