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

Technical Services the Lorain SWCD Provides

What We Do

The Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District provides technical assistance to individuals, groups and units of government in Lorain County for the management of natural resources including soil, water, forest and other related issues.

Technical Programs

Planning and survey design for conservation practices such as waterways, filter strips, wetlands, erosion control structures, animal waster systems, composting facilities, fertilizer and chemical storage facilities

Subdivision reviews in unincorporated areas

Landowner drainage site reviews

Pollution Abatement Program

USDA Programs —
  • Conservation Reserve Program
  • Environmental Quality Incentive Program
  • Wetland Reserve Program
  • Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program

 District Programs in Lorain County
Annual Seedling Sale
Semi-Annual Fish Sale for Pond Stocking
County Fair Judging and Display
Yearly Rainfall Summary
Joel McRoberts Scholarship
Lake Erie NRP
Assistance with Area 2 Envirothon
SWCD Sponsored NACD Poster Contest

Sale Items

The District has various items available for purchase, including bird feeders, bluebird and wren houses, bat boxes, Lorain County Soil Survey CD’s, USGS Topographic and National Wetland Inventory Maps, pond management books, landscape plant identification books.


August 16, 2017