The Lucas SWCD does not handle residential or commercial water supply. Please call the City of Toledo Water Department at this phone number: (419) 245-1800.
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We begin accepting orders for the Tree Sale starting in February and the distribution of seedlings is in April. We sell a variety of conifers, native hardwoods, and shrubs which vary from year to year. To be placed on a mailing list for the Tree Sale order form or for more information, please call our office at: (419) 893-1966.
The annual Fish Sale has been extended to twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall (usually May & October). Orders for the fish fingerlings are taken the month prior to the sale, and purchasers come to the Lucas SWCD office on the day of delivery to pick up the live fish. A variety of fish species are available, along with recommended stocking rates for various size ponds. To be placed on a mailing list for the Fish Sales, or for more information, please call the Lucas SWCD office at: (419) 893-1966.
The Lucas SWCD has publications on managing your pond naturally as well as fish stocking recommendations. Call (419) 893-1966 for more information.
The Lucas SWCD can assist in respect to hydric soils – one component of wetlands of the three that are required. The Army Corp of Engineers is the regulatory body to determine wetlands. Contact The Army Corp of Engineers at (419) 898-3491. Get the soils information from the District and then go to the Corp of Engineers with that information.
The Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District handles the agricultural pollution problems in a non-confrontational way to address and fix the problem. If a landowner is uncooperative, the District receives assistance from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The EPA or the local health department handles the other spills and pollution complaints. The hotline for EPA is (800) 282-0270; The Toledo Lucas County Health Department is (419) 213-4100.
The Toledo Area Sanitary District, (419) 726-7891, has mosquito fish and they can spray for mosquitoes.