MISSION
STATEMENT


The Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain and improve the natural resources and environment in Lorain County.

 

Agricultural Center
42110 Russia Road
Elyria, OH 44035-6813
Phone: 440.326.5800
FAX: 440.326.5807


Lorain County PIPE


The Lorain County Public Information and Public Education (LCPIPE) work group is a county consortium of conservation organizations and local government agencies in Lorain County that share similar visions, missions and values. LCPIPE was formed in January 2008 by Joe Reitz, Engineering Manager for the City of Avon Lake, and the Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District.

LCPIPE engages in a county approach to increase public awareness to storm water issues and provides information and opportunities to protect our shared waters. PIPE is Minimum Control Measure 1 and 2 of our Stormwater permit and Ohio EPA Phase II regulatory requirements.

You can take part in LCPIPE programs by attending meetings. Partner involvement will steer the project focus, method and direction of the outreach. Participation at the meetings will direct the decision making process. Please contact our office for the monthly meeting schedule.


Partners
Lorain County Commissioners
Lorain County Engineer
Lorain County Prosecutor
Lorain County Community Development
Lorain County Health District
Black River Watershed Coordinator
City of Amherst
City of Avon Lake
City Council for the City of Avon Lake
City of Lorain
City of Sheffield Lake
Eaton Township
Amherst Township
Carlisle Township
Columbia Township
Sheffield Village
Village of South Amherst


Our Mission

Lorain County Public Information and Public Education’s (LCPIPE) mission is to engage in a regional approach for Lorain County to comply with EPA-NPDES-Phase II requirements, to increase public awareness to stormwater issues and provide information and opportunities to protect our shared waters within the County.


Environmental Survey

The Lorain County PIPE Committee is requesting your participation in a survey intended to review knowledge of storm (rain) water quality awareness. This questionnaire is part of the EPA mandated Public Information Public Education (P.I.P.E.) program for compliance with the Ohio EPA’s Stormwater Phase II compliance. Your answers to these questions will help with future educational programming to increase awareness of stormwater quality. Please be assured that all answers will be held confidential and once submitted your names will not be associated with the answers provided.

You can mail or deliver the survey to the Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District Office at 42110 Russia Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035 – 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or the Avon Lake Engineering Department, 150 Avon Belden Road, Avon, Ohio 44012, or via an online questionnaire through the Avon Lake City web site at www.avonlake.org. You can download the LCPIPE survey questionnaire here (91 KB).

Thank you for taking the time to assist the Lorain County PIPE.


Useful Links

LCPIPE provides the following links to increase public awareness of stormwater issues and provide information and opportunities to protect our shared waters within the county.

Below are links to videos to help you understand what a watershed is and how to protect it.

What is a Watershed?

What can you do to protect your watershed?

Below are links to help you in your own backyard and within the community on backyard streams and healthy yards, landscaping and soils.

Backyard Conservation: Lawns and the Environment (383KB PDF)

“Green” Lawn, Healthy Environment (1.9MB PDF)

Backyard Streams

What to Do with a Wet Backyard?

Good Housekeeping

Healthy Yard Clean Water Resources

Landscaping for Less

When to Get a Soil Test?




 

 
June 28, 2017