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Staff


Kathleen Vrable-Bryan - District Administrator
Sean McGuire, Environmental Compliance Inspector/District Technician II
Blaine Winger - Agricultural Specialist/District Technician

The office is open to the public for necessary business, but with restrictions.  You must call first to let us know that you plan to stop.  Also, all precautionary measures are being taken to protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff and Board members.  You will be required to wear a mask and have your temperature taken before entering the building.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Staff members are available to answer your questions and concerns and perform site inspections. 


Mahoning SWCD Special Board Meeting

There is cause for a Special Mahoning SWCD Virtual Board Meeting to be held via Zoom to nominate a Board member to fulfill the term of a resigning Board member who is moving out of State.

Time: Apr 19, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

For details, please call the Mahoning SWCD at 330.740.7995.

Mahoning SWCD Spring Fish Sale

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Local pond and lake owners, we are selling fingerling size fish to stock your pond. We apologize, but we will NOT have any bass until Fall 2021.  We are offering Fathead Minnows, 8-12” White Amur, 2-4” Bluegill, and 2-3” Yellow Perch, 4-5” Channel Catfish, 2-4” Hybrid Bluegill, and 2-4” Shell Crackers. Deadline for ordering is Friday May 7th and pick up will be Tuesday, May 11th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm at the Canfield Fairgrounds.  On the day of pick up you will need to bring a lined container filled with your own pond water.  Five to eight gallons of water per 100 fish is required. The fish must be placed in a container with a liner large enough to be tied at the top. Please note only two White Amur to 5 gallons of water.  We are also offering Pond Conditioner and Pond Maintenance books.  To order, please call the MSWCD office at (330) 740-7995 or you may get an order form here.

Board meetings will be held the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. here at the District office unless otherwise noted

In accordance with all state rules and guidance as ordered by the Governor of Ohio and the President of the United States regarding the Covid-19 emergency, please be advised that the Board of Mahoning SWCD will hold its June Board meeting Monday, June 14, 2021, 5:30 p.m. via teleconference. 
Also, going forward ORC 940.39 was added with the passage of HB 340. ORC 940.39 allows the SWCD board to conduct meetings by video conference or, if video conference is not available, by teleconference. As a result of the COVID pandemic, video and telephone conferences are nothing new. However, know that this ORC change will allow for SWCD board meetings to be conducted by video conferences or teleconference into the future beyond the COVID pandemic.
Please call the office at 330.740.7995 for details regarding the June 2021 Board meeting and ORC 940.39 & HB 340.

"The function of the conservation district is to take available technical, financial, and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus them so that they meet the needs of the local land user for conservation of soil, water and related resources." - Pete Nowak

Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to be a part of the Alliance for Watershed Action and Resource Education (AWARE).

Mahoning County Soil & Water Conservation District is committed to financial transparency.  Below are the links to our recent cash basis reports:

Video announcing the winners of the “virtual” Envirothon