Welcome to the Allen Soil & Water Conservation District!
Annual Board Member Election
The election will be held at the Allen SWCD Open House on September 20, 2017. This year two members will be elected to a three year term on the Board of Supervisors.
Click on the links below to learn more about each of the three candidates and how to vote.
How to Vote
Brief Biographies for the Candidates
Agriculture Best Management Practices
Adopt-A-Roadway Expanding to Include Parks and Neighborhoods
ASWCD is partnering with the City of Lima and Keep Allen County Beautiful to expand the Adopt-A-Roadway program in an effort to keep litter under control.
We are looking for groups, families, and individuals to adopt specific sections of streets, neighborhoods, and parks in Allen County and conduct litter clean-up at least twice a year. Volunteers will be provided with trash bags, gloves, and safety equipment. The City is installing signage at each location giving credit to the sponsoring group and hoping to inspire others to get involved and do their part.
Several groups have already signed up, but there is still plenty of opportunity for more volunteers. If you are interested and would like more information, contact Becky Core at email@example.com or 419-223-0040 x110.
Signs Showing Lima's Efforts to Reduce Stormwater Runoff
ASWCD and The City of Lima have put signs up in front of seven different locations. At each site, there is a different practice being used to reduce and filter stormwater runoff.
To see the sign images
Pick up Pet Waste to Protect Local Streams
Nutrient Management App
If you have a smart phone, there is an App called OnMRK to help you with Nutrient Management Record Keeping. Download the App in the Google Play Store for Android, or iTunes for Apple users. Go to www.onmrk.com to register your account.
Check out the Ottawa River Coalition's new video spotlighting their many community partners, including ASWCD!
City of Lima Tree Rebate Program
Annual Milkweed Seed Pod Collection
The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative (OPHI) and Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts are having a milkweed seed pod collection from September 1st to October 30th. Milkweed plants are vital to the survival of monarch butterflies. Click on the links below to learn more about collecting milkweed seed pod and how this will help save the monarchs.
Collection Project Overview
Identifying the Common Milkweed Plant
Call Sandra Springer for more information 419-223-0040 ext.103
Rain Barrel Program
If you are interested in
purchasing a 45 gallon
rain barrel, our office has
them in stock. The cost is
$79 each. Check to see if
you are eligible for a $25 rebate.
Stormwater Superstars Honored
Congratulations to the Stormwater Superstars that were recognized at Wake, Rattle & Roll on February 24:
Alloway - Rainwater Harvest and Filtration Through Rooftop Rain Garden
Best-One Tire & Service - Oil Recycling and Litter Cleanup
Lima City Schools - Watershed Education and Community Litter Cleanup
Lima Memorial Health System - Tree Plantings and Ongoing Litter Cleanup
ReStore - Repurposing Household Hazardous Waste
Runkel Landscape Associates - Low Phosphorous Fertilizer Applications and Installation of Rain Gardens and Pervious Pavement
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church - Ongoing Neighborhood Litter Cleanup
St. Rita’s Health Partners - Filtering Stormwater Through Landscape Design
University of Northwestern Ohio - Student Stream Studies and Filtering Stormwater Through Landscape Design
Wingate by Wyndham - Underground Stormwater Capture with Slow Release to Storm Sewer and Daily Commitment to Litter Cleanup
The City of Lima and Allen Soil and Water Conservation District recognized these ten businesses and organizations for best management practices that impact stormwater and keep the Ottawa River clean. If you would like more information on how your business or organization can be a Stormwater Superstar, contact Beth Seibert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-223-0040 x107.
Little Trees for Little People
"Me and My Tree" helps all recipients of tree seedlings understand the benefits of trees in our community and planting considerations. Enjoy your new Norway Spruce and White Flowering Dogwood seedlings!