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About Us!

The Morrow Soil and Water Conservation District is a legally organized subdivision of the State of Ohio assigned under law to the task of protecting and improving the soil, water, and related natural resources of Morrow County. The district is a three person staffed, government organization supervised by a five member, non-paid, elected board.

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Headwaters Outdoor Education Center

Headwaters Outdoor Education Center is located on 150 acres of county owned property just north of the sheriff's office on Home road in Mount Gilead. The education center has been maintained and operated by the Morrow County Soil and Water Conservation District since 1999! Throughout the year free monthly outdoor education programs are held at the education center. Volunteers also hold multiple children education programs throughout the year!

With 3 miles of maintained hiking trails and a pond open everyday from dawn to dusk there truly is something for everyone at Headwaters!  

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The Latest News!

                            2023 SCHOLORSHIPS

Morrow Soil and Water offer 4 Scholarships each year. This year the Morrow Soil and Water Board of Supervisors had a wonderful group of applicants to choose from. Thank you to ALL who applied.

Congratulations to our 2023 recipients.

Steve Rhul Memorial Scholarship - Bryce Schott

Robert Wuertz Jr. Memorial Scholarship - Tuff Hutchins

Down Home Farms Scholarship - Elizabeth Leonhard

Don McGinnis Memorial Scholarship - Allison McCafferty

Tilapia Sale ends Wednesday, May 31st and all orders will be ready for pickup on Wednesday, June 7 at 11:00am at Headwaters Outdoor Education Center. Call or stop by our office to get your orders in!!!

2023 schedule at Headwaters:

Sunday, January 29th- Scat & Track/Ground Hog and Christmas Tree Habitat - 2:00 P.M

Sunday, February -19th - Personal Solar Power - 2 P.M.

Sunday, March 19 - Arrow Heads & Primitive Tools -2 P.M.

Thursday, April 13 - Learning about different Fungi - 6 PM

Saturday, May 20 - Ian Adams presents a Photography Workshop from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. Bring your own lunch 

Sunday, June 11  - Backyard Bird Gardening - 2 P.M.

Saturday, July 15 - Family Outdoor Movie Night, Stargazing, and campfire - 7:30 P.M.

August 28 - September 4- Morrow County Fair

See us at the Fair!!

Sunday, September 24 - Johnny Appleseed -"Apples for All" and Apple Desert Contest - 2 P.M

Sunday, October 22 - Raising Pheasants and Quail 2 P.M.

Sunday, November 5 - Holiday "Make it -Take it" for the family. 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M

Headwaters Outdoor Education Center

151 Home Rd. (Co.Rd. 76)

Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338


                                  Storybook Trail

 "The Scoop on Dirt" The Storybook Trail has a new book for Spring. What a great time to read a new book as you hike along the paths of Headwaters Outdoor Education Center. Take advantage of this great resource made available in conjunction with the Mt. Gilead Public Library. Hope to see you out there.

**WEE Discover Pre-school Program begins April 6th - May 25th, 10:15am - 11:30am or 12:45pm - 2:00pm. 

Please call our office to begin Spring 2023 registration.

Check out the "Programs and Events Tab" above to find some great programs we are Planning for the year at Headwaters Outdoor Education Center!

(Some dates may be tentative so make sure to like our Facebook Page for the most up-to-date Events throughout the year!)

2023 Board Meetings

The Morrow SWCD will meet the first Wednesday of every month. These meetings are held at the Ag Credit Community Room located at 5362 US Highway 42, Suite 201, Mount Gilead, beginning at 8:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Our September meeting will be held at Headwaters Outdoor Education Center, at 151 Home Rd., Mt. Gilead.  Anyone wishing to be notified of special meetings or changes in dates, times, or locations of regular meetings should call the SWCD Office at: 419-946-7923. 

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Office location: 5362 US Highway 42

Mt Gilead, Ohio 43338

Suite 201

Office Hours are Mon.- Fri. 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office Phone: 419-946-7923


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