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Lake County, Ohio - Soil & Water Conservation District

Lake SWCD

105 Main St

Building B Suite 301

Painesville, OH 44077

440-350-2730

 


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2020 Lake SWCD Board of Supervisors Election

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To request an Absentee Ballot please fill out the form located here

Beginning on September 9, 2020 Lake County residents and landowners over age 18 may request an absentee ballot. 

You may also request an absentee ballot by phone by calling 440-350-2730 or by email at [email protected]

For candidate and additional election information visit https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/swcd/2020-Board-of-Supervisors-Election

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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

    Announcements

    Milkweed Pod Collection to Start October 1

    **Please do NOT collect pods from Lake Metroparks or other public park properties without permission. Be sure you have permission to pick them on any property if it is not yours. Thank you!

    PLANTING MILKWEED FOR MONARCHS IS VITAL!

    To help foster the creation of habitat for the monarch butterfly, Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative (OPHI), in cooperation with Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts is organizing a Statewide Milkweed Pod Collection this year starting September 1st and ending October 31st.

    Milkweed is essential to the survival of monarch butterflies in Ohio and Ohio is a priority area for monarchs. The monarch butterflies that hatch here in the summer migrate to Mexico for the winter and are responsible for starting the life cycle all over again in the spring.

    COLLECTING SEED PODS

    • To collect the seed pods from a Common Milkweed plant it is best to pick them when they are dry and gray or brown in color. If the center seam pops with gentle pressure, they can be picked. You can prevent the rest from popping open by gently putting a rubber band around them.
       
    • Do not pick them when they are green and the center seam does not split with gentle pressure - the seeds will not be viable.
       
    • Collect pods into paper bags or paper grocery sacks. Avoid using plastic bags because they attract moisture.
       
    • Please mark on the sack: the county in which the Common Milkweed pods came from and the date collected.
       
    • Store pods in a cool, dry area until you can deliver to the closest pod collection area.

    Drop Common Milkweed pods off between 8:00am - 4:30pm to:

    The Lake Administration Building Lobby

    105 Main St

     Painesville, OH 44077
     


    Questions, contact Natalie: 440-350-2033; [email protected]

     
    Request Your Absentee Ballot Today

    Beginning on September 9, 2020 Lake County residents and landowners over age 18 may request an absentee ballot. 

     

    To request an Absentee Ballot please fill out the form located here

     

    You may also request an absentee ballot by phone by calling 440-350-2730 or by email at [email protected]

     

    For candidate and additional election information visit https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/swcd/2020-Board-of-Supervisors-Election