Lucas SWCD holding native plant sale

This marks the fourth year that April is designated as Ohio Native Plant Month and the Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating by offering its annual Backyard Conservation and Native Plant Sale. To place an order, visit

Community members are invited to order native plants and other conservation items now through May 6. Orders will be ready for pick-up on May 13, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee.

Everyone, whether a Lucas County resident or not, is welcome to place an order. At pick-up, Lucas SWCD staff will be there to greet customers and provide technical information on conservation projects as well as answer questions.

Items for sale include native perennial flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees as well as rain barrels, compost bins, bird and bat houses, tree shelters, raised garden beds, and much more. Attendees can take home informational materials free of charge about topics such as creating a wildlife-friendly backyard habitat, composting, pollinators, and proper tree planting/maintenance.

Those with questions can contact the SWCD office at (419) 893-1966 or visit