Richland Soil and Water

Although the office is closed to the public, when it comes to practices that can help keep our water and soil healthy, please turn to us at Richland SWCD. We are more committed than ever to providing you with good, solid information.

The next Board Supervisor meeting will be held Thursday, August  20 at 5:00 p.m. at the Longview Center, 1495 W. Longview Avenue, Suite 205B, Mansfield. If you wish to attend the meeting in person or via video conference, please contact Erica Thomas, District Program Administrator, at 419-747-8684 or prior to the meeting so that enough meeting packets are prepared.  

You may reach us at

Face-to-face stormwater permit approval is temporarily suspended. Stormwater permit applications, checklists and information needed to obtain a stormwater permit are available at

Please submit your stormwater permit application, site calculation form and additional documents via email to or through US Mail by sending to: Richland SWCD, 1495 W. Longview Ave, Suite 205B, Mansfield, OH  44906.

Stormwater permit fees may be paid by check, payable to Richland SWCD and mailed to the Richland SWCD office. 

Agriculture Pollution Abatement concerns may be reported by calling (614) 265-6610.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this difficult time. Be well!

Reminisce - Historical Photos

Stroll down memory lane through the pages of Reminisce.  Volunteers scan and edit photos dating back to the 1960s and you will find thousands of historical photos documenting the history of Richland Soil and Water Conservation District and Richland County with respect to the District’s involvement.  If you have photos you wish to share with us from 1943 to the present or can provide us with dates or a description for some of the photos, please contact us. We appreciate you helping to fill in the missing pieces.   

This project has not been completed yet.  There are more photos plus documents to scan and edit, such as newspaper clippings. Photos and documents will be shared on an ongoing basis, so check back for updates.

Photo Information Form
If you have any more information to add about any of the above photos, please tell us by filling out the form below. Thank You!

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