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

News from Lorain SWCD


We are taking orders for fingerling-size fish for stocking your ponds!

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Order pick-up date is:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

AG Center Parking Lot
42110 Russia Road

The truck from Fender’s Fish Hatchery of Baltic, Ohio, will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. to distribute orders.

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Hybrid Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Yellow Perch, Redear Shellcrackers, Fathead Minnows, Triploid White Amur and Japanese Koi are available.

On pick-up day, you will need to bring a container filled with your pond water to pick up your order – approximately 5 gallons of water for each 100 fingerling size fish. We suggest using a trash can with a new plastic liner – then put in the pond water so the top of the bag can be tied shut for transportation. Remember, the Amur are 10"-12" long and need a suitable container.

Deadline date for ordering is

Friday, September 29, 2017.

Remember to enclose payment with your order form.
Further details and an order forms are in the summer/fall newsletter.


Who owns Lorain County? Thousands of people have a piece of it, and they are listed in the new plat book available from the Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District. The 2014 book is available for purchase for $20.00 at the Lorain SWCD office in the Agricultural Center, 42110 Russia Road in Elyria. For more information call the office at (440) 326-5800 or stop in between the hours of 8-4:30.

New this year are aerial view maps opposite the landownership map pages. The spiral bound book features township maps of Lorain County. These maps include the property boundaries for all rural parcels within the township, the name of the owner and the number of acres owned. Also, there is a handy landowner index for easy cross referencing. Due to the large number and small lot sizes, the book does not include those maps of landowners within Lorain County towns, villages and cities. That information is available to the public through the Lorain County Auditor’s office and on their website.

The new book includes a county road map and road index, a map of Ohio Indian Trails as well as municipal maps for Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Grafton, Elyria, LaGrange, Rochester, North Ridgeville, Lorain, Oberlin, Sheffield Village, Sheffield Lake, South Amherst, Kipton, Vermillion, Wellington. Information about the Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District, a Government Directory and an explanation of the public land survey system are interesting additions to the plat book.

This data is valuable to anyone with a need to know who owns land in Lorain County. Prospective or adjoining property owners, hunters, foresters, timber and petroleum industry personnel, emergency services and many others would be interested in having a copy.

This 2014 edition replaces the 2010 book. If you would like a book mailed to you, there is a $3.50 shipping fee.


September 20, 2017