How Did Soil and Water Conservation Districts Come To Be Formed?
1930s Dust Storm
Although many soil conservation activities occurred in the United States in the 1920s, it wasn't until the 1930s that actions became serious. On May 12, 1934, the worst dust storm in the nation's history swept eastward from the Great Plains to the Atlantic Ocean, obscuring the sun and depositing obvious films of dust as it moved.
This catastrophic storm served as the catalyst for public outcry and congressional action for soil and water conservation throughout the nation. Read the entire SWCD history
Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District 50th Anniversary (1964-2014)
The Lucas SWCD was the last district formed in the State of Ohio. Please join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 28, 2014 at Langley Hall in Maumee. Save the date, and look for more information in our summer newsletter. Please contact our office to be added to the e-mail or regular mailing list, or for more information.