Soil and Water Conservation
Field Tile Regulation Workshop - April 8, 2015:
|130-A West Dudley
Maumee, OH 43537
Ph: (419) 893-1966
Ph: (419) 79-GREEN
Fx: (419) 893-3131
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Submit a question via e-mail:
The Lucas SWCD is co-hosting a breakfast workshop for farmers to discuss agricultural engineering recommendations for field tile systems. Sources for funding these projects will also be discussed. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Papoo's Coney Island in Whitehouse, Ohio. For a flyer with details click here.
2015 Tree Sale!:
The District's Annual Tree Sale is under way. NEW for 2015 - Large potted trees, larger seedlings sizes, and a Native Nut packet. Tree availability is first-come, first-serve and deadline for ordering is March 30th (we will still take orders after that date for whatever trees are left). Tree pick up dates are April 16 & 17. Click here for 2015 Tree, Shrub & Garden brochure (large file, will take several seconds to download).
Spring 2015 Conservation News:
Click here for the latest edition of the Lucas SWCD's newsletter - Spring 2015 Conservation News. This issue is full of fun events for the whole family!
2015 Spring Fish Sale Order Forms:
The Lucas SWCD Spring 2015 Fish Sale is on! Deadline for ordering is May 12th, and fish pick up will be on May 19th. Click here for the 2015 Spring Fish Sale order form. For more information please call our office at 419-893-1966.
Think Spring - Rain Barrels, Composters, Bird Houses & more!
While gardening season is over for 2014, rain
barrels, composters, bird/bat/butterfly houses, marking flags and more make great holiday gifts for the
gardener in your life. Click on rain barrels & composters for more descriptions of these two offerings. Click here for a list of LSWCD Items for Sale.
2015 Cover Crop Sale:
The Lucas SWCD has expanded its offerings to include Cover Crop seeds. These varieties are used to hold and
enrich soils in planting beds before or after the main crops. Three
mixes are available: Beneficials Mix for attracting beneficial insects,
Raised Bed Mix, and Fall Cover Mix. Click on cover crop brochure for descriptions and order form.
Save the Date - Backyard Conservation Open House May 1, 2015:
The District will be hosting its 3rd Annual Backyard Conservation Open House day on Friday, May 1st. The office will be open with displays, refreshments and staff available to answer your questions. There will be native perennials and trees for sale, as well as bird/bat/butterfly houses, rain barrels, composters and more. Click here for a flyer: Backyard Conservation Day 2015.
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.
Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District 50th Anniversary (1964-2014) - Thank you to all who attended our celebration!
Lucas SWCD was the last Soil & Water Conservation District formed in the State of Ohio. Our 50th Anniversary Celebration
was held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at
Langley Hall in the Historic Commercial Building at 301 River Road in Maumee. The evening began with registration and voting for two Lucas SWCD Board Supervisors. Election Results:
Becky Lumbrezer-Box and Alvin Johnson were both re-elected to three years terms to begin on January 1, 2015. A buffet dinner was served, followed by District Highlights for 2014, awards, and lots of door prizes (thank you donors!). Our guest speaker was Rick Sowash
(pictured below), an honored author, musician and composer from Cincinnati, Ohio. He presented tales from his best-selling book "Heroes of Ohio - 23 True Tales of Character and Courage"
Next Issue of Conservation News:
Please check back here soon for the next issue of the Lucas SWCD
newsletter, Conservation News. If you would like to be added to our
mailing list, please contact our office at 419-893-1966 or click here: submit request on-line
Lucas SWCD Newsletter - 2014 Summer Conservation News:
The latest edition of the Lucas SWCD Conservation News is available here. Highlights include our annual Fall Fish Sale, Pond Clinic, Going Beyond Green
plan announcement, our 50th Annual Meeting & Election Invitation, and local
Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting Dates:
For a listing of 2015 meeting dates of the Lucas SWCD Board of Supervisors, please click here