Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District (Ohio)

Lake County  Soil and Water Conservation District (Ohio) Lake SWCD will provide leadership and technical expertise to guide the protection and conservation o
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More trees please!
01/08/2024

More trees please!

Painesville officials are seeking grants to plant trees in the city and purchase new radio equipment for its fire department. City Council authorized officials to apply for both grants at its finalโ€ฆ

Special Board Meeting AnnouncementOn Tuesday December 26 at 3:30pm Lake SWCD will hold a Special Board Meeting at the He...
12/22/2023

Special Board Meeting Announcement

On Tuesday December 26 at 3:30pm Lake SWCD will hold a Special Board Meeting at the Headwaters Conference room located at 105 Main St, Suite B 304, Painesville.

Future meetings will continue to be held the third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm. To attend please contact [email protected] or 440-350-2730 for location and directions

Happy Winter Solstice!
12/21/2023

Happy Winter Solstice!

Thousands of solstice enthusiasts will engage in a range of rituals and activities to celebrate the winter solstice.

When salting your front walk or driveway remember to salt sensibly. Just one 12 ounce coffee mug contains enough salt fo...
12/18/2023

When salting your front walk or driveway remember to salt sensibly. Just one 12 ounce coffee mug contains enough salt for 250 square feet.

NO matter the season, what we do on the land affects the quality of our water and no exceptions are made for old man winter. Because the ground is often frozen during this time it acts as an impervious surface, preventing snowmelt and runoff from naturally soaking into the ground and being filtered. In addition, our region's notorious snowfalls tend to bring with them a heavy dose of salt. Sodium chloride (NaCl) in the form of crushed rock salt, that is. Though critical to our safety, the cumulative effect of salting roads to keep our society moving has large environmental and economic costs.

12/08/2023
Keep leaves off the road and out of storm drains.It's safer for residents, safer for communities, and safer for our stre...
11/16/2023

Keep leaves off the road and out of storm drains.

It's safer for residents, safer for communities, and safer for our streams and rivers.

Tis the season for our local large crepuscular ungulates to get blinded by lust, and wander into roadways.This natural p...
11/16/2023

Tis the season for our local large crepuscular ungulates to get blinded by lust, and wander into roadways.

This natural phenomenon, combined with the return to standard time can lead to higher deer-vehicle accident rates.

Stay safe out there!

We're in the middle of mating season, when about half of all deer-related crashes occur

In observance of Veterans Day, our office will be closed on Friday, November 10th.
11/09/2023

In observance of Veterans Day, our office will be closed on Friday, November 10th.

The 2023 Lake SWCD Board of Supervisor's Election results are in!We would like to congratulate Dr. David Pierce and Thom...
11/06/2023

The 2023 Lake SWCD Board of Supervisor's Election results are in!

We would like to congratulate Dr. David Pierce and Thomas Rowan on their election to the Lake SWCD Board.

David is new to the board, but he is not a stranger to conservation in Lake County. His watershed research of 20+ years focused on the interactions between land use, and the biological, geological, and chemical quality of the E Branch Chagrin River at river mile 6.7 in Kirtland Hills. His other area of expertise involves higher education curriculum development for outdoor experiential learning for students of the geosciences.

Thomas (Tom) Rowan has served on the board since 2018. His 38-year law enforcement career has included work in Lake County as a State Wildlife Officer, Assistant Chief of The ODNR Division of Wildlife, and currently as Chief Deputy at the Geauga County Sheriff's office. He is the treasurer of the Lake County Rod and Gun Club, a life member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Whitetails Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the Wildlife Society. Thomas is also the president of the Ohio Game Protectors Association and the treasurer of The Ashtabula Lakeshore 114 FOP Lodge.

They will be sworn into their 3-year terms in January 2024.

A BIG Thank You to Emily Smith for her candidacy.

Lake SWCD could not operate without our dedicated board.
District Board members (supervisors) are respected conservation leaders elected by county residents to represent them in charting the course for soil and water conservation and natural resources management in their county. Board supervisors serve as a guide for the District, its staff and cooperating agencies in efforts to implement conservation plans which address the county's soil and water-related resources.

Board supervisors are elected to a three-year term as public officials and serve without pay. They are protected from liability by laws which indemnify all SWCD supervisors from personal liability in any civil actions arising from involvement with the SWCD.

Lights Out Cleveland is looking for volunteers!During the spring and fall many bird and bat species migrate. Unfortunate...
10/20/2023

Lights Out Cleveland is looking for volunteers!

During the spring and fall many bird and bat species migrate. Unfortunately birds and bats cannot see the glass on buildings, especially when the lights are on at dawn and dusk. Cleveland is directly along a major migration path and serves as a stopover/ refueling site, due to its placement on the shore of Lake Erie.

Lights Out Cleveland collects bird strike data and rescues injured birds. This data has been helpful in targeting specific buildings for bird strike reduction measures like the application of Feather Friendlyยฎ window marker, and lighting adjustments.

With a little more than a month left in the fall migration, the group could surpass their average

Stormwater Awareness Week is ending, but water quality matters all year.Keep falling leaves and yard waste out of stormd...
10/07/2023

Stormwater Awareness Week is ending, but water quality matters all year.

Keep falling leaves and yard waste out of stormdrains and ditches this FALL.

Only use 1 coffee mug of salt per 250 sq feet to melt snow and ice in WINTER.

Test your soil before applying fertilizer or skip it altogether in SPRING.

Install and rain garden and/or rain barrel to decrease the amount of water flowing into stormdrains in SUMMER

Pick up after your pets ALL YEAR!

Stormwater awareness week is winding down. Here are some actions you can take to help keep pollution out of our streams....
10/06/2023

Stormwater awareness week is winding down.

Here are some actions you can take to help keep pollution out of our streams.

2 weeks until orders are due!Is your backyard stream eroding? Having some trouble with your lakefront property?Looking f...
10/04/2023

2 weeks until orders are due!

Is your backyard stream eroding?
Having some trouble with your lakefront property?
Looking for some trees or shrubs to plant at your pondโ€™s edge?
Want to naturalize an area of your property for pollinators and other wildlife?

Lake SWCD is selling live stakes, native seed mixes, and cover crop seeds designed to help you plan and plant your own stream, lakefront, or pond restoration.

Order online or download an order from today!

https://lakeconservation.org/backyard-restoration-sale/

LAST CHANCE Get Your Tickets Today!2023 Lake SWCD Conservation Celebration๐Ÿ“… Date: September 28, 2023๐Ÿ•’ Time: 6 pm๐Ÿž๏ธ Venue...
09/25/2023

LAST CHANCE Get Your Tickets Today!

2023 Lake SWCD Conservation Celebration
๐Ÿ“… Date: September 28, 2023
๐Ÿ•’ Time: 6 pm
๐Ÿž๏ธ Venue: Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Let's come together to celebrate our shared commitment to preserving the beauty and biodiversity of our beloved Lake County. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒฒ

This year's conservation highlight is titled, Safe Passage: Lights Out for Migrating Birds (and Bats!)

In this program, Tim Jasinski, Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator at the Lake Erie Science and Nature Center will discuss the Ohio Lights Out citizen science initiative and what you can do to help migrating birds and bats.

Don't miss this chance to connect with other residents, learn about the latest conservation efforts, and explore innovative ways to protect our natural resources. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’š

Grab your tickets now at the link below! Hurry, spaces are limited!

Let's make a positive impact on our environment and community. See you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-lake-swcd-conservation-celebration-tickets-699781905517?aff=oddtdtcreator

The 2023 Lake SWCD Conservation Celebration is in less than a week! Get your tickets today!๐Ÿ“… Date: September 28, 2023๐Ÿ•’ T...
09/22/2023

The 2023 Lake SWCD Conservation Celebration is in less than a week!

Get your tickets today!

๐Ÿ“… Date: September 28, 2023
๐Ÿ•’ Time: 6 pm
๐Ÿž๏ธ Venue: Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Let's come together to celebrate our shared commitment to preserving the beauty and biodiversity of our beloved Lake County. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒฒ

This year's conservation highlight is titled, Safe Passage: Lights Out for Migrating Birds (and Bats!)

In this program, Tim Jasinski, Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator at the Lake Erie Science and Nature Center will discuss the Ohio Lights Out citizen science initiative and what you can do to help migrating birds and bats.

Don't miss this chance to connect with other residents, learn about the latest conservation efforts, and explore innovative ways to protect our natural resources. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’š

Grab your tickets now at the link below! Hurry, spaces are limited!

Let's make a positive impact on our environment and community. See you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-lake-swcd-conservation-celebration-tickets-699781905517?aff=oddtdtcreator

Join us for the 2023 Lake SWCD Conservation Celebration!๐Ÿ“… Date: September 28, 2023๐Ÿ•’ Time: 6 pm๐Ÿž๏ธ Venue: Lake Metroparks ...
09/19/2023

Join us for the 2023 Lake SWCD Conservation Celebration!

๐Ÿ“… Date: September 28, 2023
๐Ÿ•’ Time: 6 pm
๐Ÿž๏ธ Venue: Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Let's come together to celebrate our shared commitment to preserving the beauty and biodiversity of our beloved Lake County. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒฒ

This year's conservation highlight is titled, Safe Passage: Lights Out for Migrating Birds (and Bats!)

In this program, Tim Jasinski, Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordinator at the Lake Erie Science and Nature Center will discuss the Ohio Lights Out citizen science initiative and what you can do to help migrating birds and bats.

Don't miss this chance to connect with other residents, learn about the latest conservation efforts, and explore innovative ways to protect our natural resources. ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’š

Grab your tickets now at the link below! Hurry, spaces are limited!

Let's make a positive impact on our environment and community. See you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-lake-swcd-conservation-celebration-tickets-699781905517?aff=oddtdtcreator

09/15/2023

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the [โ€ฆ]

09/13/2023
Lake and Geauga counties were the epicenter of the BLD outbreak. We have been seeing the damage to our beech forests for...
08/08/2023

Lake and Geauga counties were the epicenter of the BLD outbreak. We have been seeing the damage to our beech forests for a decade, but there has been little coverage nationwide.

Today the parasitic nematode that causes BLD has been detected in 12 states, with the potential to spread from Ontario to Florida.

A parasitic worm that attacks beech trees is wreaking havoc on forests from Maine to Virginia.

Come work with us!Lake SWCD is looking for a full-time Outreach Specialist to serve as our NOWCorps member from October ...
08/02/2023

Come work with us!

Lake SWCD is looking for a full-time Outreach Specialist to serve as our NOWCorps member from October 2023 through September 2024.

For full position description visit:
https://tinkerscreek.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/23-24-LSWCD-MEMBER-POSITION-DESCRIPTION.pdf

Submit your application today!

07/21/2023

Even Barbie and Ken keep storm drains clean!

Happy Summer Solstice!
06/21/2023

Happy Summer Solstice!

Calling All Educators! Wild and Wonderful Water: Inside and Outside the ClassroomJoin Us July 10-12!From the smallest we...
06/20/2023

Calling All Educators!
Wild and Wonderful Water:
Inside and Outside the Classroom
Join Us July 10-12!

From the smallest wetland to the largest lake, water holds a lot of exciting teaching opportunities!

Water flows through every ecosystem!

It aids with soil health, guides migration patterns, and affects everything in between.

Come with us on a 3-day comprehensive adventure and learn how water is so much more than wet!
- https://mailchi.mp/4a2e0a13c921/wildandwonderfulwater

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