Jen and Commissioner

Jennifer Fish and Commissioner Brooks recognizing our 70th anniversary!

Please join us for our 70th Annual Meeting and Board of Supervisors’ Election on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. To celebrate the occasion, we will be returning to host our dinner at The Boat House at Confluence Park.  Enjoy networking with partners and guests, the silent auction, and a sit down dinner along with a cash bar; all while admiring the view of the Columbus skyline and the redeveloped Scioto. Tickets this year are $38 but discounted tickets are available for a pair or a table reservation.  Food will be served as a sit down dinner, during which the conservation awards will be distributed.

Online ticket registration is now available! Or if you prefer, you may print and mail in a registration form. Contact our office at (614) 486-9613 with any questions.

Board of Supervisors’ Election Notice

Residents wishing to vote for our Board of Supervisors’ Election can vote absentee by mail but must complete the resident request for absentee ballot no earlier than 21 days prior to the election and no later than 5 days prior to the election. PLEASE NOTE: Any absentee ballots received prior to August 25th, 2016 will not be counted. Submitted request forms for absentee ballots must contain an original signature to be valid. Click here for more information on the different ways you can vote for Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors’ Election.

You can find a short biography for each candidate running in this years election here.

What's New

Educators & Youth Leaders

2016 Conservation Poster Contest winners

2016 Conservation Poster Contest winners

The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual conservation poster contest has come to a close for another year! This year, 12 schools with over 1,000 students participated from grades K-12.  This year’s theme was “We All Need Trees” focusing on the importance and environmental benefits of trees. Read More


The Community Backyards program will be starting its 2016 season Friday, April 1st! The program offers rebates to eligible residents for the purchase of a rain barrel, compost bin, or native plants and trees after they participate in an in-person workshop or an online course and quiz. Read More

Local Governments


2013 Strategic Planning with Board member Thomas Shockley & retired USDA staff member Mary Ann Core.

Every three years, the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors and staff go through a strategic planning process. In addition to the standard SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) assessment, we take a close look at our current programs and brainstorm new ideas. Then begins the hard work of comparing the SWOT findings with current and possible programs.

We are asking our key partners including local government elected officials and staff members, engineers, planners,  and local watershed groups for their opinions and ideas. Let us know how you have interacted with Franklin Soil and Water and what you would like to see from us in the future. Read More