Promoting Clean Water

What do our watersheds mean to our environment?
Where are the local watersheds?

Protecting Our Soil

Erie Conservation District offers rental equipment for
your home or business use. View our equipment.

Inspiring Sustainability

Erie Conservation District programs and services
to help educate the youth and get them involved
in sustainability at a young age.

Involving Our Community

Join the Erie Conservation District's efforts
by volunteering at a number of events.

What Can You Do?

Get Involved, Be Informed, Be Responsible.
Become a Custodian of your Environment.

Celebrating Conservation

Annual "Lake Erie Starts Here" Dinner & Meeting

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Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
Erie Soil and Water Conservation District

We've been celebrating #WorldSoilDay every day since the 1960s. In this picture, you can see a large gully running through an agricultural field. These types of gullies are formed by field runoff and are especially prevalent in tilled fields.

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Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
Erie Soil and Water Conservation District

Happy World Soil Day! We love getting dirty here in the Conservation District, but soil erosion is capable of decreasing crop yield by 50%! We can avoid soil erosion by simple conservation methods like #NoTill, planting cover crops, and sustainabe farming.

Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
Erie Soil and Water Conservation District

Today is World Soil Day! Today we're unlocking the secrets in the soil. Did you know that for each 1% increase in organic matter US cropland could store the amount of water that flows over Niagara Falls in 150 days?! #WorldSoilDay

Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
Erie Soil and Water Conservation District

Happy Thanksgiving from Erie Conservation District! We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all there is to be thankful for.

Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
Erie Soil and Water Conservation District

We took Elly Birmingham, a sophomore at Perkins High School, with us to do some stream monitoring this morning. Although it was a bit chilly outside, we got to teach her how we collect water samples and how we record our data at four different...

Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
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Erie Soil and Water Conservation District

Happy Friday! Here's a little #FlashbackFriday to kick off your weekend. Stormwater management has come a long way since the 1960s. The black and white photo shows Loring Beerbower, Erie County's first District Conservationist in the middle of drafting plans.

Erie Conservation District is proud to present the

2019 Poster Contest winners and their posters:

 

K-1st Grade

First Place – Logan Kerstetter, Shawnee Elementary

Second Place – Malia Ritz, Shawnee Elementary

Third Place – Havana Brown, Shawnee Elementary

 

4-6 Grades

First Place – Hunter Scally, Woodlawns Intermediate

Second Place – Kiera Bryk, Woodlawns Intermediate

Third Place – Ava Trevino, Woodlawns Intermediate