Upcoming Events
Event Date/Time Location
2018 Stream Cleanup Tuesday, August 28th 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM Read More
Volunteer form for August 28th stream clean up. Pages 9-10 should be filled out and sent to our office or handed in at the stream clean up.
Post Flood Stream Intervention Training September 6 Read More
Erosion Control Training September 19 Read More


Post Flood Stream Intervention Training

In recent years many municipalities have seen significant damage to roads and other infrastructure, from flooding and severe storms.

This training provides background on how streams function, what causes them to change and what steps can be taken to recue impacts.

When: Thursday, September 6th, 9:00 AM -3:00 PM
Where: Lake George Association
2392 NY-9N
Lake George, NY 12805

No Fee!!!

Space is limited, so please pre-register by August 31st by calling: (518) 623.3119.

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Insect, Plant, and Plant Disease Identification at the Diagnostic Lab

The NYSDEC forest health program offers a free service to residents to send in photos or samples of insects, plants, and plant diseases that they need identified. Information about submission forms and handling instructions can be found at the website listed below.

https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/79716.html





Erosion Control Training - September 19

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When: September 19, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: The Lake George Volunteer Fire Department
179 Ottawa Street
Lake George NY 12845
Registration Form
Please call the Warren Country SWCD at 518.623.3119 if you have any questions.














Maintenance Guidance for Stormwater Management Practices

This guide is meant for municipalities to improve the water resources throughout New York State. Following stormwater management practices ensures that municipalities adhere to state standards set by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. It provides information on stormwater management practice groups, maintenance, inspections, and long-term performance of stormwater management practices.

NYSDEC Stormwater Management Practices Maintenance Guide


Adirondack Lake Assessment Program 2017 Report

The Adirondack Lake Assessment Program has compiled a report of 67 lake assessments throughout the Adirondacks. This program developed a long term water quality database on lakes and ponds in the Adirondacks. Each participating lake has data on transparency, phosphorus, chlorophyll, pH, colors, and other tests. The document includes the old style reports and new data on water quality.

2017 ALAP Report


Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP)

Each year APIPP releases a report on invasive species in the Adirondack Park. This report discusses state regulations to prevent and minimize the spread of invasive species, invasive species distribution, prevention, and the ongoing management. The Regional Invasive Species Distribution map displays infestation sites of known target aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. Here you can learn about how to identify invasive species and what management actions APIPP has taken to help minimize them in the Adirondacks.

2017 APIPP Annual Report


2017-2018 Warren County MS4 Annual Report

The 2017-2018 Warren County MS4 Report is available here.

For or questions, comments, concerns please call the Warren County Department of Public Works at 518.623.4141 or the Warren County SWCD at 518.623.3119.

If see or suspect a spill into the municipal stormwater system, please call the MS4 Hotline at 518.824.8840.


The 2017 SWCD Conservationist of the Year

In 2017, the District recognized Jason Monroe, as Conservationist of the Year, for the successful partnership and resource protection projects between the District and the Highway Department.

Even before becoming Highway Superintendent, Jason has been assisting the District with projects and has asked for assistance and recommendations relating to permits, design and construction ideas. As the Highway Superintendent, Jason has contacted our office numerous times for assistance with stormwater, erosion and Hazard Mitigation issues. Jason understands the importance of local lakes, streams and other resources and works with the District for protection of these critical features. Jason’s leadership and support of resource protection programs has been absolutely essential for the long-term protection and improvement of the Town and County's natural resources.








2017 Annual Report

Here is the 2017 Warren County SCWD Annual Report.

Please contact our office with any questions that you may have on the programs reported or if you have any suggestion for future projects.


Friends Lake Assessment

At the request of the Town of Chester, the Warren County SWCD has completed a watershed assessment of Friends Lake in Chestertown, NY. Please feel free to download the report or contact our office with any questions.


2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan

The 2016 Warren County Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for Download!


Echo Lake Water Quality Assessment

At the request of the Town of Warrensburg, the Warren County SWCD just completed a short water quality assessment of Echo Lake in Warrensburg NY. Please feel free to download the report or contact our office with any questions.


Eurasian Watermilfoil Identification


This video was taken in Schroon Lake to show the difference between the highly invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and the native Northern Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum sibiricum). What this video also demonstrates is all the hard work and funding that has gone into Schroon Lake to remove the invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil and keep it at a very limited and manageable population throughout the lake. The video shows very few, young, single stem Eurasian Watermilfoil plants scattered amongst lush native aquatic vegetation. Schroon Lake is a great example of what years of team work and hard work can accomplish in the battle against invasive species.

- If you pause the video at 00:47 you will notice the native Northern Watermilfoil on the left and the invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil on the right.
- We then swim through some native eelgrass and at 01:06 is another single stem Eurasian Watermilfoil in the center of the screen.
- As we continue to swim through beautiful Schroon Lake, at 01:34 is another single stem young Eurasian Watermilfoil plant in the foreground center of the screen.
- 02:02 you will see another single stem Eurasian Watermilfoil plant.


We hope this video is helpful and informative and we encourage the community to continue to learn the identification of aquatic invasive species so you can help survey your favorite lake from above or below!



New York State Prohibited Plants

In September of 2014 the NYSDEC and the NYS Department of Ag and Markets enacted invasive species regulation that affects terrestrial and aquatic plants.
Please take a moment to download this information, as it may affect you or your municipality.


Rural Roads Active Management Program (RRAMP)

Utilizing funding provided by the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), CWICNY, the County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and municipal/County DPW’s throughout the watershed are finalizing a new roadside protection program that will provide guidance and assistance to municipalities when facing challenges with secondary roads. This program, named the Rural Roads Active Management Program, or RRAMP, encourages the use of best management practices to increase resiliency of infrastructure, reduce erosion, protect natural resources, and save time and money. This is being achieved through a multi-faceted effort, which includes the initial planning for a system that would allow local municipalities and private landowners to obtain funding for projects, much like the Vermont Better Back Roads Program, and also through the creation and production of two educational guides for local municipalities, the Rural Roads Best Management Practices Manual and the Rural Roads Active Management Program Field Guide. These documents outline the proper methods for stabilizing an restructuring roadside ditches, and provide references for policy creation and municipal planning for roadside efforts.



Historical Aerial Images

We are happy to announce the development of an interactive on-line portal for the public to be able to access the county’s historic aerial imagery from their home or business. Several years ago we began scanning in our imagery (1948, 1966, 1982 and 1990) to have them on our computers. However with the change in technology we felt that there was an opportunity to have this information active for the public on the web. The Town of Queensbury and the Warren County GIS Departments have been exceptionally helpful as partners in order to succeed. In essence, you will be able to access the website and view a current image such as a Google Map and compare it with any of the historic images. It will not overlay on top of the new image, but you will be able to toggle between the images to compare them. You will not need any special software, just click here. Please contact us with any questions.


These pictures represent projects that the District has worked on in the county.