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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.


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!  

Be sure to follow us on facebook to stay up to date on all our events!

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The Latest News!

August 8th, 2022

Now accepting orders for our Fall Fish Sale! Order deadline is Tuesday, September 27th. Pick up is Tuesday, October 4th at the Morrow County fairgrounds. Click Here for an order form. 

Pickin' Up Paw-Paws: Fruit From The Woods

Come on out to Headwaters Sunday, September 25th at 2 p.m. To learn about Ohio's Largest Native Fruit!  


Celebrating Canines: Service Dogs Our Working Companions: Join us at Headwaters Sunday, October 9th at 2 p.m. as ODNR demonstrates the abilities of their working Canines!


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!)

2022 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.  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.

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