Soil and Water Conservation
|130-A West Dudley Street
Maumee, OH 43537
Ph: (419) 893-1966
Ph: (800) 547-0272
Fx: (419) 893-3131
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Lucas SWCD Board Special Meeting Notice - February 22, 2017:
At the January 24, 2017 Board meeting, the Lucas SWCD Board changed the February 21st monthly meeting to Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Lucas SWCD Conference Room due to a scheduling conflict.
Bidding is Open for 2017 Farm Custom Rates
Sealed bids will be received at the Office of the Board of Supervisors, Lucas SWCD, One Thirty West Dudley Street Suite A, Maumee, Ohio 43537 until 2:00 P.M. EST on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, for furnishing all labor and equipment necessary the farming of the Blue Creek Conservation Area located in Section 2 and 11 Waterville Township, Lucas County, Ohio. The approximate acreage is 160 acres and crops to be Corn, Soybean and Wheat rotation.
All bidding documents may be obtained here: Bid Notice, Instructions to Bidders, Farm Bid Sheet, Farm 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.
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Nutrient Reduction Program On Hiatus
2017 Tree Sale:
The order forms for the Lucas SWCD annual tree sale are in the process of being designed and printed. To receive a form when its ready, either in digital or paper format, please please call our office at 419-893-1966 to be put on the distribution list. You may also request a "Preliminary Tree List" of what we plan to offer, but we cannot guarantee that selection until the tree nurseries notify us when the spring weather breaks.
The GLRI-NRP program is not currently enrolling, but if you're interested in cost assistance for conservation practices, please still get in touch! The Lucas SWCD is maintaining a list of interested producers for when funding opens back up.
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. 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
Milkweed for Monarchs!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who collected milkweed pods for the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative during September & October. The Lucas SWCD office drop site alone collected over three pallets full of pods to be processed at the Lucas County Correctional Treatment facility for planting in ODOT right-of-ways. This is estimated to be over 1 million milkweed seeds! Also, congratulations to Clay High School Agriculture & Environmental Technologies students who won the Toledo Blade's School Contest by collecting 2,148 pods.
USDA CSP Program
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is currently accepting applications for enrollment in the Conservation Stewardship Program
(CSP) through February 3, 2017. Contact NRCS District Conservationist Josh Gerwin at 419-898-6431 for more information.
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.
Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting Dates:
The following are the approved 2017 dates. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM at the Lucas SWCD Office, with the exceptions
of January 24th beginning at 10:00 AM, and August 22 beginning at 5:00 PM at Blue Creek Conservation Area:
January 24, February 21 (*changed to Special Meeting on February 22 at 2:00 PM during 1/24/17 Board meeting due to scheduling conflict), March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 19.