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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 provides leadership and technical expertise to guide the protection and conservation of the unique soil and water reso
    urces of the county


    Attention Landowners with Equine Operations or Streambank Erosion Issues
    In 2017, CRWP was awarded a $198,505 grant by the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program of the Great Lakes Commission. The funding provides technical assistance and cost-share dollars to eligible private property owners in four subwatersheds of the Chagrin River. This project will help five to seven landowners stabilize a total of 2,000 linear feet of streambank using natural channel design and will help three landowners install all-weather paddocks near stream, wetland, or drainage resources.  The project will help protect Lake Erie by reducing phosphorous runoff and sedimentation.

    CRWP is working with the Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage, and Lake County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture to implement this project. Eligible properties must be located in the East Branch, Beaver Creek-Chagrin River, Silver Creek, or Headwater Aurora Branches of the Chagrin River. These subwatersheds include portions of the following communities: Auburn Township, Aurora, Bainbridge Township, Bentleyville Village, Chagrin Falls Village, Chardon, Chardon Township, Kirtland, Kirtland Hills Village, Mantua Township, Mentor, Moreland Hills Village, Munson Township, Newbury Township, Russell Township, Solon, South Russell Village, Waite Hill Village, and Willoughby.

    Upon request, site visits will be conducted for interested landowners to provide technical assistance on proper BMP selection and to evaluate sedimentation impacts related to streambank erosion, riparian corridor management, and paddock management. Project partners will work with landowners to determine whether a cost-share project may be applicable. Landowner permission and commitment of cost-share funds will be required and obtained through an approved written contract between the landowner and CRWP.

    Please contact Alicia Beattie by email ( or phone (440)-975-3870 if you have questions about this project.

    Lake SWCD is Offering 1 Full Scholarship to Camp Canopy!Lake SWCD is Offering 1 Full Scholarship to Camp Canopy!
    2018 CrosSection Winter/Spring
    ESC Fee change
    Effective March 24, 2016 the Erosion and Sediment  Control (ESC) Inspection fee for ALL homesites is $50.