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: for general information, and look under the Spring Sales menu for online ordering!

Bidding Opens for Farm Lease

Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Board of Supervisors, One Thirty West Dudley Street Ste. A, Maumee, Ohio, until 9:00 o’clock A.M. EDST time on the 27th day of March, 2018 for the 2018 real property farm lease for Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area located in Lucas and Fulton counties, Ohio.
bidding documents may be obtained
 here: Property Map, Instructions to BiddersFarm Bid SheetFarm Bid Specifications. Please read all documents before submitting a bid, and direct questions to Agricultural Conservationist Dj Mears by email at:  Bidding documents may also be obtained by calling 419-893-1966 or visiting the Office of The Board of Supervisors, open Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4:30 PM. 

Surplus Farm Equipment for Sale

The Lucas SWCD is selling surplus equipment from the Blue Creek Demonstration Farm. A Heavy Harrow; Gravity Wagon and Allis Chalmers 330 Planter are for sale. Click on each title to see a photo and click here for a bid form. Contact Dj Mears at with questions or to make an offer.

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.

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 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.