Stormwater Management Education

Storm Water 101

What is storm water, when is it a problem and what are the effects of storm water runoff in our Watershed?

Identify Illegal Dumping

What to look for when identifying illegal dumping.

Storm Water Spread It Out Sink It In

Ways to slow it down, spread it out, and sink it in.

Rain Garden Manual for Homeowners

Protecting our water, one yard at a time

Green Lawns Clean Water

Healthy and environmentally friendly ways to care for your lawn and watershed. 

Eco-Friendly & Safe Salting Practices

Educating the public on our impact on Lake Erie. 

The Amazing Shrinking Lawn

A healthy water educational brochure. 

Lake Erie Starts Here Brochure

Helpful tips on how you can protect Lake Erie with this money saving environmentally friendly advice.

Illegal Dumping Fact sheet

Dumping anything other than water down the storm drain or in the creek isn't just a bad idea- it's illegal. 

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative sheet

Conservation practices installed through GLRI improve and protect the waters of the Great Lakes Basin for the benefit of residents and citizens of the United States and Canada.

After the Storm Brochure

When it rains, it drains. 

Wetland Brochure

There are many things that you and your community can do to keep your watershed healthy and productive. 

Partnerships: Land Use Planning and Storm Water Management

At the Annual Meeting, District members had an opportunity to learn how good land use planning and zoning can make managing storm water easier at the local level. Click on the link below to see the presentation. For more information contact the District at 440-328-2322 or Valerie Croasmun of msconsultants, inc. via email at

Lorain County Erosion and Sediment Control Presentation

On January 28, 2016 the Lorain County Storm Water Management District held a training to help contractors comply with Erosion and Sediment Control Rules within the unincorporated areas of the County. The presentation was provided by Caroline Cicerchi of the Lorain County Soil and Water Conservation District.

U.S. EPA - "Do's & Don'ts": How to Dispose of Medicines Properly

To dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, call your City or County government’s household trash and recycling service and ask if a Prescription/Drug Take-Back Program is available in your community.

Ohio University Extension - Community Water Systems

OSU Extension protects Ohio's natural environment by working with landowners in managing woodlands and preserving streams and water resources.

Homeowners Solution to Stormwater Pollution

By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep pollutants like pesticides, pet wastes, grass clippings and automotive fluids off the ground and out of storm water.

Pollution Prevention for the Home

Unlike pollution from sewage treatment plants, storm water pollution comes from many different sources. Storm water runoff can dissolve, pick up and transport many types of household products that cause this pollution. Automotive waste, lawn chemicals, paints and eroded soil are all pollutants.

Video: Stormwater Pollution Solutions

Conservation Education Specialist, Amy Roskilly talks all about storm water pollution and just how easy it is to help prevent the pollution from home.

Video: Prevent Pollution When Fertilizing

WKYC (Channel 3) Morning Meteorologist, Hollie Strano discusses how whether you're a farmer or urban homeowner, you can play a part in protecting water quality for Ohio's tomorrow

U.S. EPA's NPDES Training Courses & Workshops

The NPDES Permitting program offers training courses, workshops, and webcasts to explain the regulatory framework and technical considerations of the NPDES Permit program. These courses are designed for permit writers, dischargers, EPA officials, and other interested parties.

US Army Corps of Engineers- Presentation at Lorain County Storm Water 3rd Annual Meeting. Updates on Nation Wide Permitting and USACE Responsibilities.