Soil and Water Conservation
|130-A West Dudley Street
Maumee, OH 43537
Ph: (419) 893-1966
Ph: (800) 547-0272
Fx: (419) 893-3131
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Latest Issue of Conservation News:
Check out the latest issue of the
Lucas SWCD Conservation News for information about our 52nd Annual Meeting and Board of Supervisors Election, Fish Sale, Cover Crops Sale, and more. Please be patient, as the file is large and may take slightly longer to download. If you would like to be added to our
mailing list or e-mail list, please contact our office at 419-893-1966 or: submit request on-line
Milkweed for Monarchs!
Milkweed is essential to the survival of Monarch Butterflies in Ohio and Ohio is a priority area for Monarchs. Please join us in our effort to replenish this essential plant in Ohio by collecting milkweed pods in your area. The Lucas SWCD is an official collection station for the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative (OPHI). To help foster the creation of habitat for the monarch butterfly, OPHI in cooperation with Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts is organizing a Statewide Milkweed Pod Collection for 2016 starting September 1st and ending October 30th. Please see the Milkweed Collection Brochure for more information, or contact our office at: 419-893-1966.
Safer Soils Workshop Series:
Can your neighborhood soil safely grow vegetables? Could you improve yields in your community gardens? Come find out! The Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a FREE Safer Soils Workshop Series The introductory workshop is on October 4th at the Robert J. Anderson Urban Agriculture Center and Farm. Contact Jessica Wilbarger at 419-377-0065 to sign up.
The second round of GLRI-NRP funding is now under way until October 31st. The GLRI-NRP is a voluntary program
that reimburses farmers to plant cover crops, install drainage
management devices such as controlled drainage structures, soil testing,
precision soil sampling with fertilizer placement and over-wintering
cover crop system and manure storage facilities. In addition to reducing
runoff of nutrients and pesticides the practices will allow farmers to
manage the water from their fields, ultimately enhancing production. Cropland enrolled
must be approved by local SWCD technical staff and ODNR Division of Soil
and Water Resources area engineers. Please refer to the current GLRI-NRP 2 Map for eligibility. For more information or assistance with a GLRI-NRP 2 Agreement please contact Lucas SWCD Agricultural Conservationist Dj Mears at: 419-344-2371
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Nutrient Reduction Program 2nd Round (GLRI-NRP) State Producer Agreement:
Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting Dates:
The Lucas SWCD monthly board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM at the Lucas SWCD office, with a few exceptions:
Listing of 2016 Lucas SWCD Board Meeting Dates
Rain Barrels, Composters, Birdhouses & more!:
To enhance your yard and garden, the Lucas SWCD offers rain barrels, composters, bird/bat/butterfly houses, marking flags and more. These also make great gifts for the gardener in your life.
Descriptions of Rain Barrels & Composters
List of LSWCD Items for Sale
Animal Waste Compost Facility:
The Blue Creek Compost Facility is open and accepting vegetarian animal
waste: horse, chicken, rabbit manure, etc. by appointments focusing on
Wednesday. Call 419-893-1966 for an appointment or more information. Cost to dump is $5 per cubic yard. A level pick up truck bed is two cubic yards.