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Soil and Water Conservation
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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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Local Working Group Meeting - Friday, November 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Waterville Library
800 Michigan Ave., Waterville, OH 43566
Join the NRCS and the Lucas SWCD in identifying current and emerging needs to direct natural resource conservation programs in the County, and coordinate Federal efforts with locally-led ones. Learn about the EQIP application process, provide input on conservation practices and share your knowledge. Please RSVP to Joey Sink-Oiler at: 419-893-1966, ext. 0#. 

Results - Lucas SWCD 51st Annual Meeting, Banquet & Election:
Thursday, October 29th
Oak Shade Grove Chalet
3624 Seaman St., Oregon OH 43618
Thank you to all who joined us for an entertaining evening of fun, food and fellowship as we celebrated the abundant natural resource of Lucas County.
      Stephen Loeffler was re-elected to another 3-year term for Lucas SWCD Board Supervisor beginning on January 1, 2016. Attendees learned about District accomplishments and awards were give to: Heilmann Farms, Inc. - 2015 Outstanding Conservation Cooperator of the Year; Byron Gary Kusian Family Farm - 2015 Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Award; and Michell Bogue - 2015 Conservation Educator of the Year. Guest speaker Patrice Powers-Barker, OSU Extension Educator, highlighted "Local Foods in Northwest Ohio". For more information please view our Annual Meeting Program or call our office at: 419-893-1966, extension 0#.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Nutrient Reduction Program (GLRI-NRP) State Producer Agreement:
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.
For more information or assistance with a GLRI-NRP Agreement please contact Lucas SWCD Agricultural Conservationist Dj Mears at: 419-344-2371

Latest Issue of Conservation News:
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the latest issue of the Lucas SWCD Conservation News. 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

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.
Cover Crop Brochure & Order Form

Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting Dates:

The Lucas SWCD monthly board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 4:00 PM at the Lucas SWCD office, with a few exceptions: 
Listing of 2015 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

2014 Lucas SWCD Financial Report Available:
The annual financial report of the Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District for the calendar year ending December 31, 2014 has been completed and is available for public inspection at the LSWCD office at 130-A West Dudley Street, Maumee, Ohio 43537.

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.