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Limited Staffing - March 13-18

Beginning on Thursday March 13th, 2018 the Warren County SWCD office will have limited staffing due to statewide training in Syracuse. The office will be open from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM during that time period, but technical staff will be not be present.

Normal operations will resume on March 19th.

Please feel free to email or leave a message at 518.623.3119.

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!

Warren County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Report

The 2016-2017 Warren County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Report is now available.

2016 Annual Newsletter

Here is the 2016 Warren County SWCD Newsletter that highlights some of the many projects and programs that the SWCD is involved with. If you have any questions about a project or program or would like to know more about the District, please feel free to contact our office! 2016 Annual Newsletter.

Conservation Stewardship Program

The United States Department of Agriculture has made funding available to agricultural producers and forest landowners for certain stewardship practices. Please read the announcement letter and this link will take you directly to the Conservation Stewardship Program page (CSP). There are specific requirements for the program, so please review the information and if you have any questions you can contact USDA NRCS at 518.692.9940.

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.

The 2016 SWCD Conservationist of the Year

The District is very proud to share our recipients of the Conservationist of the Year Award which went to John Braico of Trout Unlimited (second from the right) and Dan Hitchcock Highway Superintendent from the Town of Johnsburg Highway Dept. (second from the left). Also the AEM Farm of the Year went to Owl Valley Farm, Rich Lemelson (far right). Presenting the awards, Frank Thomas, Chair of the District Board of Directors (far left).

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!

Regional Conservation Partnership Program

The District is currently accepting applications from agricultural producers for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The applications will be for funding assistance for high tunnels and cover crops in Warren County. This is a competitive application process.

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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.