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
Special EQIP Sign-up: Cover Crops
A special EQIP sign-up opportunity is available for producers unable to plant this spring.
Contact local USDA Service Center to apply:
Eastern Lucas County (Oak Harbor) - (419) 898-6431
Western Lucas County (Wauseon) - (419) 335-6061
View/Download the fact sheet.
Second Sign-up Period for WLEB Assistance Programs
The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced the second sign-up period for programs in the Western Lake Erie Basin funded by the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 299.
Two programs have been a success so far this year, the Ohio Working Lands Hay Buffer Program and the Ohio Working Lands Small Grains Program. ODA Director Dorothy Pelanda announced that there are funds remaining for a second round of program sign-ups.
For more information on the Hay Buffer and Small Grains program, please visit the Farm Conservation page on our website.
Sign-up, or Re-enroll, in Lake Erie CREP!
Do you have a ditch or stream running through your farm that needs a filter strip? How about that one area that's hard to farm because it's always wet?
Enrolling in the 2019 USDA Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) offers producers in the western Lake Erie basin cash for conservation practices.
Contact your local SWCD or FSA office to see what your options are -- a $200/acre bonus is available for new filter strips and riparian practices!
Visit our Farm Conservation page for more information.