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Soil and Water Conservation District

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


Take the Envirothon Challenge in 2023!

Do you want to learn more about envirothon? Find out here…
The Envirothon is an annual, international competition that has proven to be an exciting and useful tool for incorporating environmental education into high school classrooms.  The teams consist of five dedicated students, who compete first at the Area II Envirothon, which includes 17 counties in Northeastern Ohio.  The winners from the top four teams in each Area advance to the State Envirothon.  The top team from each State advance to the National Conservation Foundation Envirothon Competition.
To take the Envirothon challenge you will need a team of 5 high school students with an advisor. The team will first compete in the 2023 Area 2 Envirothon, hosted by Huron Soil & Water Conservation Districts on April 26, 2023.
The top four teams from each Area will progress to the 2023 Ohio Envirothon that will be held at Defiance College on June 11,12, and 13. The top-scoring team at the 2023 Ohio Envirothon is eligible to compete in the 2023 National Conservation Foundation Envirothon that will be held in New Brunswick, Canada on July 23-29, 2023.

For more information on how your school can get involved in the Envirothon Competition email
Natalie Gertz-Young, or call 440-834-1122.

2023 Plant Native Sale is live and online!

The 2023 Plant Native Sale is live.

We will not be sending out printed species information and order forms unless requested. If you require a printed order form please contact the office.
Office Main – 440-350-2730
Email – [email protected]

Ohio Lake Erie Birding Trail Guidebook Now for Sale

The Lake Erie Birding Trial Guidebook is a 232-page compilation of 88 popular and less well-known birding spots all along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast, from Ashtabula to Toledo.

The book also lists commonly sighted species and noteworthy rarities, park amenities, and online resources for visitors, and includes maps and travel directions. 

It is available for purchase in our office for $16 ($14.92 item price, $1.08 sales tax).

2022 Plant Native Sale is now LIVE!

The Lake SWCD 2022 Plant Native Sale is underway!
Orders are due By March 11, 2022

2022 Native Ponds Sale is now LIVE!

Click here for more information and an order form

Lake SWCD is a host site for the Americorps program

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Soil and Water Conservation District Resources

NameJob TitlePhoneEmail
Information, General 440-350-2730[email protected]
Donaldson, DanDistrict Administrator440-350-2030[email protected]
Edgar, ChadResource Protection Specialist440-350-2032[email protected]
Gertz-Young, NatalieEducation/Information Coordinator440-350-2033[email protected]
Niedzialek, JohnResource Protection Specialist440-350-5860[email protected]
Ormsby, CaitlinWatershed Coordinator440-350-2049[email protected]
Orndorff, MaurineConservation Projects Coordinator440-350-5863[email protected]
Location NameAddressCityZipcodeWebsitePhone
Soil and Water Conservation District105 Main St. Building B Suite 301Painesville, OH 44077440-350-2730