The Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District is a subdivision of state government that promotes best management practices of natural resources within Lucas County, Ohio. Whether through a classroom, a rain garden, or a 500-acre farm conservation project -- we're here to help you care for our local soil and water!
NEWS & EVENTS
H2Ohio Funds: Sign up now through March 31
H2Ohio will provide funding directly to farmers in the 14 Ohio counties of the Maumee River Watershed to supplement the cost of implementing best management practices specifically chosen for the program.
Farmers in Lucas County who are interested in enrolling in H2Ohio should contact our office to make an appointment with Matt Browne, the LSWCD Area Conservation Technician, to discuss plans on a farm by farm basis.
Matt Browne: (419) 893-1966 ext. 3# or (419) 377-0901
2020 Funds for the Headwaters Tenmile Watershed
Want to address erosion, flooding and runoff issues without financial risk? The Lucas and Fulton SWCD offices have funds to install water control structures, erosion control structures, and buffer strips throughout the Headwaters Tenmile Watershed! Contact Jackie Savage at 419-337-9670 or Pete Carr at 419-337-9662 at Fulton SWCD with questions.
Learn more, and see if your property is eligible, here.
Cost-share practices include:
- Riparian Buffers: minimum 30-foot grass or forested buffer with a payment of up to $900/acre.
- Prairie Buffers: minimum 30-foot buffer made up of a mix of native grasses and flowers with a payment of $1,000/acre.
- Water/Erosion Control Structure: installation of structures meeting NRCS standards and specifications will receive up to $1,800/structure.
Congratulations to our 2019 Conservation Award Winners!
To learn more about each of our award recipients, visit the 2019 Award Winners page.