Promoting Clean Water
What do our watersheds mean to our environment?
Where are the local watersheds?
Protecting Our Soil
Erie Conservation District offers rental equipment for
your home or business use. View our equipment.
Erie Conservation District programs and services
to help educate the youth and get them involved
in sustainability at a young age.
Involving Our Community
Join the Erie Conservation District's efforts
by volunteering at a number of events.
The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Erie Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Individuals who own or occupy land within the Erie Soil and Water Conservation District and are 18 years of age or older may vote for Supervisor.
There are two ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:
At the SWCD from September 17, 2020, until September 30, 2020, during normal business hours; or
Voting absentee from August 18, 2020, until September 30, 2020, by requesting the ballot application and election ballot from the SWCD office at 2900 Columbus Avenue, Room 131, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, by calling (419) 626-5211, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Absentee ballots must be received by the SWCD office by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
Meet the Nominees:
Jeff is a life-long resident of Castalia where he lives with his wide, Christin. He is the proud father of two sons, and grandfather to six grandchildren. Jeff spent much of his life in the farm equipment business but has been working exclusively on the farm for the last ten years. Along with two of his cousins, Jeff works the three-generation family farm growing corn, beans, and wheat. Jeff started incorporating no-till on his farm in 1977 because he noticed the need for conservation practices. Over the years, he has enjoyed the benefits of these practices through increased yields.
Tom and his wife, Olivia, reside in Florence Township with their two-year-old twin daughters. Tom is a graduate of Firelands High School and The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster where he studied crop management. He is a full time farmer raising corn, soybeans, wheat, and a 100 head of beef cattle. In the rare instance where Tom has some free time, he enjoys bow hunting and fishing. He is looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the Erie Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors as his father, John, did for fifteen years.
Phil and his wife, Mary, reside in Milan Township. He is the father of 3 daughters ages 20, 12, and 7. Phil graduated from Edison High School and continued on to earn a degree in computer science from Bowling Green State University. Although he still works occasionally as a computer consultant, Phil spends most of his time on the family farm. Phil is the seventh generation to work on his 1400 acre farm where he and his father primarily raise popcorn. Phil serves on the Milan Township Zoning Commission, enjoys spending time with his family, and playing guitar and keyboard whenever possible. He is proud to say that he incorporates conservation practices on his farm by planting cover crops and using no-till on 100% of his land.
Tom and his wife, Jen, reside in Sandusky. Tom is a fourth generation farmer on the family farm and part of Wensink Farm Seeds. They raise corn, soybeans, winter wheat, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat, and spelt for seed. Tom is a graduate of Perkins High School, The Ohio State University with a degree in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Hood College with a degree in Business Administration. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and spent six years working for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Frederick, Maryland. While working for NRCS as an Area Engineer and the State Hydraulic Engineer, he focused on water quality and flooding issues. Tom and Jen have an eight-year-old son, a four-year-old daughter, and a two-year-old daughter. He enjoys home improvement projects, spending time with his family, and working on the farm.