"Guarding & Enhancing Our Natural Resources for Tomorrow"

Located in Northern New York, just forty miles from Canada,  Lewis County is home to the Black River Valley, the Adirondack Park and the Tug Hill Plateau. 
Our goal is to assist our local farmers and citizens in protecting and enhancing the natural resources and ecology of our beautiful county.

What's Happening:

WE HAVE MOVED!
We are now operating from our temporary location, Room 104 at 5960 Main Street, Glenfield NY (The former Glenfield Elementary School).  This will be our home until our new office is completed on the corner of NYS Rte 812 and the East Road.
*All staff are currently working from one room. 
Please call ahead and make an appointment so we can best serve you!* 

                                                                                                                                                                    Thank You!

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District Awarded $562,589 for Farm BMP Cost Sharing!!!
The District is proud to announce that we have successfully secured $562,589.00 to cost share implementation of Best Management Practices on four farms within the county. This funding was applied for through New York State's Dept of Agriculture and Markets AgNPS Round 28. Staff wrote two separate grant proposals which ranked 6th and 10th out of 80 applications!

Read more here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-over-13-million-protect-clean-water-and-support-new-york-farmers?fbclid=IwAR3Pr39al3YywEpE8Uee_0YXRVlw06JnKLanP1BAqn39PFZTcrjXCQMcwj0

November 24th & 25th - Closed:
The SWCD will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, November 24th & 25th.
Happy Thanksgiving!

December 20th - Soil & Water Board Meeting:
The SWCD Board of Directors meeting will be held Tuesday, December, 20th at 10:00AM.  Room 103   5960 Main Street, Glenfield NY.

December 26th - Closed:
The SWCD will be CLOSED Monday, December 26th.   Merry Christmas!

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SERVICES

  • Rentals
    • 15' No-Till Drill
    •   7' No-Till Seeder
    • Skidder Bridges
  • Soil Group Worksheets
  • Municipal Hydroseeding
  • Dry Hydrant Design
  • Mined Land Reclamation Plans
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Geographic information System
  • Water Quality
  • Erosion Control
  • Technical Assistance
  • Permit Assistance
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Water Sample Drop Off Point

PROGRAMS

  • Ag Non-Point Source Funding Opportunities (AgNPS)
  • Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM)
  • Finger Lakes Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance (FLLOWPA)
  • NYS Grown & Certified Program
  • Annual Tree & Shrub Sale
  • Annual Fish Fingerling Sale

EDUCATION

  • Progressive Agriculture Safety Day
  • FFA Land Judging Competition
  • Conservation Field Day
  • Family Farm Day
  • Black River Watershed Conference
  • Riverfest
  • Soil Health Workshops
  • Project Tours
  • Classroom Educational Events