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1404 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 486-9613
Fax: (614) 486-9614

Special Announcements

Published: November 19, 2020

Public Health Update- Office Closure


In response to Columbus and Franklin County Health Department's Stay at Home Advisory surrounding COVID-19, our office will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC at this time. The length of the closure is unknown, but we will keep our website and social media pages updated to reflect any changes.

Staff will still be available to assist remotely and fulfill our duties to the public and our partners during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm. If you cannot reach a staff member directly through email or voicemail, and need immediate assistance, please reach out to Kylie Davis, Administrative Specialist Phone: (614) 486-9613 or via Email.

We encourage everyone to stay safe and protect yourself & others by following Public Health's advisory protocols.



Published: October 13th, 2020

Conservation Stewardship Fund Competition

Although our goal with our joint annual meeting is to show support between all the Soil and Water District's in Ohio, we're having a little friendly competition between ourselves, Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District and Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District regarding our fundraising efforts for conservation practices and we need your help!

Please consider a donation to our Franklin Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship Fund so that we can come out on top. Not only will we get some bragging rights, but more importantly, all proceeds will in return be used for conservation projects right here in Franklin County!

Additional details and donation links for the Conservation Stewardship Fund can be found through our website: www.franklinswcd.org/conservation-fund

Published: September 16th, 2020

First Ever Virtual Annual Meeting: Community + Conservation + 3C's

Join Franklin, Cuyahoga, and Hamilton SWCD for our 2020 Annual Meeting and get a bird’s eye view of the conservation work that is happening in these three regions of Ohio! The meeting will be live on Zoom’s webinar platform. The proceedings will involve presentations, videos, and updates of all the ground-breaking work being done in conservation for each District. After the meeting, there will be a Facebook Happy Hour where guests can network for some social interaction. We hope you can join us on this amazing journey as we talk about conservation starting at the Magnificent Lake Erie, and flow past the Great Scioto River, and end up at the Southern Shores of Ohio in The Beautiful Ohio River.

This will be a free event but registration is required. Contact our office at (614) 486-9613 for any questions.

Published: September 2nd, 2020

2020 Board of Supervisors' Election now open!

Due to Covid-19, our in-person Annual Meeting will instead be held as an online event, October 22. For the health and safety of everyone, and the lack of an in-person event this year, we will only be accepting absentee voting for the 2020 election. Election results will be annouced at our Annual Meeting, October 22.

Absentee Voting will be open September 2, 2020 and will run through October 15, 2020. Our office will be open from 10:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday for in-person absentee voting. Additional information on absentee voting request process, election candidates, and voting rules can be found below or by downloading our Election Hotcard. Contact our office with any questions (614) 486-9613.

Details on the election and absentee voting is available on our Board of Supervisors' Election page.

Published: June 10th, 2020

Office & Staff Availability during COVID

While we remain committed to protecting the safety and health of our staff, we are open and available via email and are checking voicemail daily! Our staff is working in a hybrid state with most working from home or in the field while practicing social distancing. We are available by appointment as long as we can maintain the safe 6 ft. apart distance, or we can also arrange an office drop off/pick up if materials are needed. Masks are required to enter our office. We are all finding a new state of normal, but we are as committed to working alongside residents and partners to protect natural resources here in Franklin County and encourage you to reach out to us when needed!


Published: June 2nd, 2020

Join in The Big Give!

With a pandemic threating our public and economic health, protests raising awareness of racism and the need for change, and climate change influencing record rainfalls in March and May, investing in our communities and in conservation is urgently needed. Long term funding sources for projects and programs is needed to protect our water resources at the local, state, federal and private levels. Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District has joined that initiative by creating our Conservation Stewardship Fund through the Columbus Foundation to support the initiative of Community + Conservation in Franklin County.

In the spirit of supporting Community + Conservation, Franklin Soil and Water is participating in the Big Give on Wednesday June 10th with The Columbus Foundation with the goal of raising $15,000 to help fund conservation projects across Franklin County. We are asking businesses or individuals to consider a donation of $250 - $1000 to support the Conservation Stewardship Fund. Other donation amounts will of course be enthusiastically appreciated.

Please visit our Columbus Foundation Conservation Stewardship Fund page on June 10th starting at 10:00 a.m. ET,  https://columbusfoundation.org/the-giving-store/nonprofit-directory-listing/FranklinSoilandWaterConservationStewardshipFund/15034 to make your donation. To learn more about our Conservation Stewardship Fund and the on-the-ground conservation projects it will support in Central Ohio, visit, www.franklinswcd.org/conservation-fund

Published: June 2nd, 2020


Published: November 26th, 2019

Restoring Central Ohio Streams One Insert at a Time

Twenty two inserts have been installed in the creeks running through the Creekstone subdivision in Reynoldsburg, and eighteen are being put into the stream in the Willow Brook Crossing subdivision in Jefferson Township. Trees and shrubs will also be planted along the streams, which will help improve and protect water quality in these waterways.

Published: November 26th, 2019

Published: October 1st, 2019

Chris Wible Re-elected to Board of Supervisors!

Franklin Soil and Water Conservation Distric's public election for our Board of Supervisors has ended. Voting for one (1) new supervisor  took place the day of our Annual Meeting, Thursday, September 19th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our office, 1404 Goodale Blvd., Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

Chris Wible has been re-elected to the Board of Supervisors of Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District for his third term.

Published: April 30th, 2019

Community Backyards opens May 1, 2019

Community Backyards will open for it's 5th year! Visit www.communitybackyards.org for more information.

Published: April 1st, 2019

Franklin Soil and Water Awards 5 Conservation Mini-Grants

Congratulations to
  • City of Gahanna Department of Parks & Recreation- Native habitat install at West Side park
  • Clinton Township- Native plantings in two community parks
  • Ecole Kenwood Parent Teacher Organization- Dry Steam Bed and Mini-wetland
  • Franklin County Public Facilities Management
  • South Eastmoor Civic Association- Park Sign Pollinator Plot


Published: October 1st, 2018

Two Board of Supervisors Re-elected!

Franklin Soil and Water Conservation Distric's public election for two (2) open seats for our Board of Supervisors has ended. Voting for two (2) new supervisors' took place at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our office, 1404 Goodale Blvd., Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

Jessica D’Ambrosio, Ph. D., and Dr. Anuja Sriparameswaran have been re-elected to the Board of Supervisors of Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District.

Published: September 15th, 2018

Stormwater Awareness Week - October 7th-13th, 2018




We want Stormwater Week to be a regional effort that encourages communities (and the groups that care about them) to raise stormwater awareness via newsletters and social media posts, or with fun and educational events.

Example actions/events might include (but are definitely not limited to):
  • Community or Neighborhood Clean-Ups (litter, streams, stormwater ponds, etc)
  • Native Tree & Plant Installations
  • Rain Garden Construction and/or Maintenance Activities
  • Educational Workshops or Tours (residents/businesses/contractors)
  • Newsletter Articles & Social Media Posts
  • Press Releases
  • Adoption of Community Stormwater Resolutions (see our example here)
Anyone can participate in Stormwater Week (municipalities, townships, schools, watershed groups, and more!).  If you help administer your communities MS4 program, this event will also help meet your requirements for MCM 1 & MCM 2.

Schedule your events now and let us know what you are planning to do, so we can promote it here and through our social media accounts.

Need ideas or have questions? Just send us a message.  


Published: September 6th, 2018

Board of Supervisors' Election Absentee Voting Opens

Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a public election for two (2) open seats for our Board of Supervisors. Voting for two (2) new supervisors' will take place at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our office, 1404 Goodale Blvd., Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

There are three ways that qualified Franklin County residents and landowners can place their vote. More information can be found on our 2018 Voting Guide.
  1. Vote at our Annual Meeting and Board of Supervisors' Election on September 27th, 2018 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.
  2. Absentee Ballot requested and sent by mail (see below for forms)
  3. Cast an Absentee Ballot in person at Franklin Soil and Water office during regular office hours (8:30am-4:30pm)

More Information and Absentee Ballot Request Forms can be found on our Board of Supervisors' Election page.

The Annual Meeting is a ticketed event. Registration is required for attendance of the Annual Meeting but votes may be cast at the election without entry to the event.

Published: February 12th, 2018

Bid Process for Hellbranch Meadows Stream and Wetland Restoration has Officially Closed

Sealed bids were received and opened and publicy read by Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, 1404 Goodale Blvd., Suite 100, Columbus Ohio 43212, at 2:00 p.m. local time on February 12th, 2018. The Project consists of stream, wetland, and upland restoration on the Hellbranch Meadows property, which consists of 198.8 acres located at 801 Alton Road, Galloway, Ohio 43119. 

The winning bid will be formally annouced after all bids have been reviewed.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Kyle Wilson, Conservation Program Manger, at (614) 486-9613 ext. 128 or by email.


Published: January 23rd, 2018

Conservation Mini-Grants Accepting Applications

The 2018 Mini-Grant Program is now accepting applications! More information can be found and applications can be found on our mini-grant page


Published: January 22nd, 2018

Public Notice-Accepting Sealed Bids for Hellbranch Meadows Stream and Wetland Restoration

Public Notice: Franklin Soil and Water is accepting sealed bids for the constuction of the HellBranch Meadows Stream and Wetland Restoration
Project. Click here for full ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS.

Sealed bids will be received by Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, at the front desk, 1404 Goodale Blvd., Suite 100, Columbus Ohio 43212, until 2:00 p.m. local time on February 12th, 2018 at which time said bids will be opened and publicy read. The Project consists of stream, wetland, and upland restoration on the Hellbranch Meadows property, which consists of 198.8 acres located at 801 Alton Road, Galloway, Ohio 43119.

Bidding Documents may be examined at Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District and online through the ARC eBlueprint Planroom but may be purchased from ARC Document Solutions, 1159 Dublin Road, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohop 43215; (614) 224-5149 at the cost of printing.

More information including pre-bid conference, Bidder requirements, proposal acceptance and/or rejection, can be found on the full ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS pdf.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Kyle Wilson, Conservation Program Manger, at (614) 486-9613 ext. 128 or by email.