Upcoming Events
Event Date/Time Location
Erosion, Sedimient Control and Stormwater Training April 18, 2018 The Lake George Volunteer Fire Department
179 Ottawa Street
Lake George NY 12845
Annual Tree and Shrub Sale pickup Friday, April 27th, 2018 8:30am-6:00pm 394 Schroon River Rd Warrensburg NY 12885
Household Tire Recycling Day Saturday May 5th Warren County DPW
4028 Main St
Warrensburg, NY 12885

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.

2018 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.

Erosion Control Training - April 18

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When: April 18, 2018 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: The Lake George Volunteer Fire Department
179 Ottawa Street
Lake George NY 12845
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Please call the Warren Country SWCD at 518.623.3119 if you have any questions.

Adopt a Hemlock Program

The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a 2018 Arbor Day Tree Planting Program for schools and organizations. This program will provide one 5-6 ft. tree. The program will discuss the importance of trees, include a brief history of Arbor Day and will conclude with the planting of your choice of a Sugar Maple or White Spruce. These Arbor Day plantings should take place in May 2018.

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If you are interested please call our office at 518-623-3119 or contact Dean Moore dmoore123@nycap.rr.com or Maren Alexander at swcdintern1@nycap.rr.com. We look forward to recognizing the importance of Arbor Day with you!

Household Tire Recycling Day

Waste tires present environmental, health, and safety hazards. Rainwater that accumulates in tire piles creates an ideal environment for mosquitoes, which are known to transmit West Nile Virus. Tire piles can invite unwanted pests near your residence. Tire piles that catch fire can burn for weeks causing the rubber to decompose into oil, which can pollute ground and surface water.

Take this opportunity to collect unused and unwanted household tires from your residence and bring them to the Warren County DPW building on Saturday May 5th to have them properly disposed of. A small fee of $2 per tire will be collected at the drop off. There is a limit of 10 tires per household. If you have more than ten please call our office for more information. In order for us to accept the tires they need to be:

· Without rims

· Whole tires (not cut or a partial tire)

· Clear of fill in the middle (concrete/soil)

· Clean (no excessive mud or dirt or stones)

· Non heavy equipment tires (no taller than 36”)

With your help we have the capacity to remove nearly 1000 tires from the environment in Warren County. For more information view our flyer or contact our office at 518-623-3119 or Dean Moore at dmoore123@nycap.rr.com.

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.

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.

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.