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Lake County, Ohio - Soil & Water Conservation District
Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District
125 E. Erie St
Painesville, OH 44077


    Lake County SWCD will provide leadership and technical expertise to guide the protection and conservation of the unique soil and water resources of the county



    2014 Lake SWCD Board of Supervisors Election Results

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the election for our Board of Supervisors. Congratulations to Skip Dugan and Larry Klco! Skip and Larry are current board members, and they will be sworn in to new three-year terms in January. We would also like to thank all of the candidates for their willingness to get involved with the District. 
    Summer 2014 CrosSection
    Summer 2014 CrosSection is available for your reading pleasure!

    Third quarter 2014 CrosSection final full color.pdf 
    New Conservation Options for Ohio Farmers & Forest Landowners
    The USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) announces new options for agricultural and forest landowners to conserve energy, improve air quality, enhance organic operations and achieve other environmental benefits.  Read more... 

    Lake County launched a loan program last year offering Lake County agricultural businesses a low-cost, short-term alternative to finance their operating expenses. These dollars can be used by nurseries, grape growers, fruit or vegetable growers, as well as companies that add value to harvested crops, such as wineries, distilleries and food processors.  Loan amounts vary from $5,000 to $25,000 with repayment terms of up to 12 months. Click here for a brochure. Complete details and eligibility guidelines, along with the application, are available for download on the Lake County Ohio Port and Economic Development Authority’s website,  You can also email Martin Gareau at or call him at 440-357-2290 ext. 229.