Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District

The Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District focuses on natural resource problems and solutions. With assistance of many volunteers, they improve the quality of life for every resident of Lucas County. Lucas SWCD helps:


  • Implement farm conservation practices that keep soil in the fields and out of waterways. We co-manage the Blue Creek Conservation Area with the Toledo Area Metroparks to demonstrate these practices. We rent conservation tillage equipment to local farmers.
  • Conserve and restore wetlands, which purify water and provide habitat for wildlife. We worked to provide accurate wetland mapping for the county using a state-of-the-art Geographic Information System or GIS.
  • Teach the value of natural resources through classroom presentations, educational field trips, workshops, and materials. School districts who work with us have substantially increased the percent of students passing the science portion of the Sixth Grade Ohio Proficiency Test.
  • Protect groundwater resources. With the assistance of volunteers, we are monitoring the level of groundwater in the Oak Openings region of western Lucas County.
  • Promote the planting of trees and other land covers to hold soil in place, clean the air, provide cover for wildlife, and beautify neighborhoods. Our annual tree sale provides low-cost seedlings and native grass seed to hundreds of local landowners each year (tree sale).
  • Provide local conservation leadership and encourage conservation efforts. Our Board and Staff hold offices in multiple local and statewide organizations which promote stewardship of natural resources.


Contact Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District

Lara Burkett
District Administrator
130-A West Dudley Street
Maumee, Ohio  43537-2141
Phone: (419) 893-1966
Fax: (419) 893-3131


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Lucas County, Ohio