Local leaders have asked Lorain County Government and their staff to develop and manage a cost-effective program that will comply with the water quality regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and begin to more effectively manage storm water drainage and flooding issues throughout the County.
The Lorain County Stormwater Management District strives to enhance the quality of life in Lorain County by utilizing a watershed approach to meet and maintain the water quality permit requirements of the U.S. EPA, and responsibly address drainage and floodplain management within available resources.
Increased stormwater management practices will improve the water quality in and around Lorain County - creating a better environment for local wildlife and providing future generations with the opportunity to enjoy local waterways while managing the effects of growing development in the County.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources has made available the "Ohio Coastal Atlas" too; Lorain County Libraries, Colleges and the Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center at Oberlin College, Lorain County Metroparks, Findley State Park and the Lorain County Visitors Bureau.
This Atlas shares information through maps, text, graphics, pictures and contact sources and provides a framework for recognizing relationships and interactions between natural resources and human actions. Visit www.ohiodnr.com for more information.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
Ohioan's are currently fighting the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect killing ash trees throughout our state. There have been 26 counties identified, leaving thousands of trees susceptible to infestation. Infested areas have been quarantined to stop the movement of ash trees, parts of ash trees, and hardwood firewood, all of which may harbor the insect. To see the areas affected, pictures of the EAB, please visit www.emeraldashborer.info or www.ohioagriculture.gov.