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"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 citizens and farmers in protecting and enhancing the natural resources and ecology of our beautiful county.

What's Happening:

We have MOVED!
Please bear with us throughout our transition over the next few weeks.

We are now located at 7356 East Road, Lowville (Outdoor Services Building). 

Please Park and Enter through the rear of the garage due to parking lot construction. 

We are accepting Water Samples on Wednesdays Only between 8:00-10:00am.

If you call the office and no one answers, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are likely away from our desks unpacking.

Thank you for your understanding!


We Accept County Ca$h:
County Ca$h can be used for Fish Sale and Tree Sale Purchases as well as Equipment Rentals! 

2024 Tree Sale: STILL  Accepting Orders!
Orders will be ready for pick up April 25th & 26th.

We still have some stock available for purchase!  Visit our FaceBook page or call the office to see what is still available!
The information sheet ( below) should answer most questions you may have, but you are always welcome to call the office at 315-376-6122 and we will be happy to help you.  

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May 14th- Soil & Water Board Meeting:
The SWCD Board of Directors monthly meeting will be held at the SWCD Office loccated at 7356 East Road Lowville on Tuesday, May 14th at 10:00AM.

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  • 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


  • 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


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