Soil and Water Conservation

New Website & Online Ordering Option!

The Lucas SWCD is trying out a new website platform and we would love for you to visit it and let us know what you think! This website also allows online ordering (for a small fee) for our Tree, Cover Crop, and Fish Sales. Check it out at: www.lucasswcd.org for general information, and look under the Spring Sales menu for online ordering!



Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting Dates


Lucas SWCD board meetings for 2018 will be held at the district office, 130A W Dudley St, Maumee, Ohio, at 9 AM on the 4th Tuesday of each month with the exceptions of the August meeting, which will be held on August 28 at 5 PM at Blue Creek Conservation Area, 7700 Schadel Rd, Whitehouse, Ohio, and December 18 for holiday scheduling. January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27, December 18.

We're Hiring: Area Conservation Technician


The Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking a full-time, motivated candidate for the position of a Western Lake Erie Basin Area Conservation Technician. This individual will promote, assist, and educate farmers and landowners about best management practices for maintaining clean water, healthy soils, and a sustainable landscape. This individual will orchestrate the development of nutrient management plans and/or conservation management plans, develop landowner workshops, instruct formal and informal classes, and provide a variety of technical assistance to SWCD staff and partners in order to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff and positively impact water quality. 

A strong understanding or the agriculture industry, plant nutrition, nutrient and manure management, and its governing legislation is required. Associate degree or higher in environmental sciences, natural resources, agronomy, or a related water quality field is preferred. A full job description can be found here.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references to jsink@co.lucas.oh.gov or mail to 130-A W. Dudley St., Maumee Ohio 43537 by close of business on September 4, 2018. 

Latest Edition of Conservation News, Tree Sale, Fish Sale & More!

The Spring 2018 newsletter is now available, including our annual Tree Sale, Fish Sale, Cover Crops Sale, upcoming events, and Lucas SWCD updates:  Conservation News

*** Please Note: The Online Ordering option is now open! Please go to www.lucasswcd.org and click on the "Spring Sales" menu to place your tree, cover crop or fish order with a credit card online! 
 

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.