(WAUSEON, OH) The Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) hosted a “Public Officials Tour” on August 6th, 2014. Public Officials throughout the county gathered at Fulton SWCD for a tour of several projects and initiatives supported by the Fulton SWCD.
SWCD staff took two vans of Public Officials and Supervisors for a guided van tour around the County. The tour started off with an introduction to the rain garden located at Fulton SWCD as well as their on-site Windbreak. On the driving tour, staff narrated each attraction as they drove by highlighting various Filter Strips, Windbreaks, Wetlands and Oak Savannah’s. The tour also included a stop at Sandland Farms, Swanton, OH, a dairy farm owned and operated by The Brehm’s. In 2011, The Brehm’s erected a manure storage facility that significantly assisted their operation. The project was made possible in part by EQIP funding through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The group also took a driving tour through the Goldner Oak Savanna, Swanton, OH, a privately owned destination that has 14 acres of Oak Savanna, bat boxes, bluebird boxes, wood duck boxes and mallard nest houses among many other conservation assets. Other visits included Turkeyfoot Creek Creamery, Wauseon, and Kinsman Farms High Tunnels, Archbold.