OOWP Alliance Minutes The Oak Orchard Watershed Protection Alliance no longer meets. If you have concerns within the watershed please contact the District office at (585)589-5959 ext. 5.
SWCD Board Mtg Minutes
Mark your calendars! The WNY Soil Health Alliance Summer Field Day is here! Morning lectures from keynote speaker Wendy Taheri of TerraNimbus LLC and John Wallace from Cornell, will be followed by an afternoon at Toussaint Farms in Ridgeway, NY, observing 8 cover crop trials and exploring a soil pit, with onsite discussion led by Wendy Taheri. Cover Crop interseeder and herbicide demonstrations will also be included in the workshop. For more information and to register for the workshop click on the Soil Health Workshop Summer 2017 link on the left side of the page.
Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation Districts mission is to use the delivery of science-based, locally-directed, technical and educational assistance to protect and enhance the health, safety and general welfare of the Orleans County residents through the conservation of soil, water, air, plant and animal resources. Soil and Water Conservation Districts were formed in all of New York’s counties in the 1940s as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s attempt to promote on-farm conservation practices through the Soil Conservation Service (now Natural Resources Conservation Service). In more recent years, County SWCD’s have formed a strong partnership with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. SWCDs are primarily funded by counties but also receive support from NYS as well as grants from the state, federal, and private programs. SWCDs perform important work benefiting Lake Ontario’s water quality.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm
Dennis Kirby, Manager
Orleans County Soil and Water
446 West Avenue Albion, NY 14411
Phone: (585) 589-5959 Ext. 5
District Manager - Dennis Kirby - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary/Treasurer - Judy Bennett - email@example.com
Technician - Katie Sommerfeldt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Technician - Megan McAnn - email@example.com