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Tree Sale

Our Annual Tree and
Shrub Seedling Sale has been CANCELED for 2022.

4 Hour Training

The 2021 NYS DEC endorsed contractor training for erosion and sediment control has been CANCELED

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Trail System

Jefferson County Forests Trails

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Upcoming Events

  • Mon
    13
    Jun
    2022

    Board Meeting

    5:30 pm

    The Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors will meet on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 5:30 pm at the District office: 25451 State Route 12, Watertown, NY.

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The Soil and Water Conservation District is the largest provider of technical service to the agricultural community in Jefferson County, NY.

We are committed to providing technical assistance and education to the residents of Jefferson County to ensure the wise use of soil, water, and other natural resources.

Events and News

SW CARES

SW CARES

Storm Water, Carbon Awareness, Reforestation Education for Students (SW CARES) On April 6, 2022 the District visited Mannsville's elementary school and the students had a great day.   Sarah Trick, one of our new Environmental Resource Specialists put together an...

Riparian Forest Buffers

Riparian Forest Buffers

The District would like to plant riparian forest buffers along streams throughout Jefferson County.  These buffers improve water quality, reduce pollution, and create healthier stream ecosystems.  They also improve recreation (fishing, hunting, hiking, etc.) and...

Riparian Buffer Survey

ATTENTION landowners (specifically farmers) A graduate student at SUNY ESF needs your help with her graduate thesis research. She is analyzing the perception of landowners (specifically farmers) regarding riparian buffers on their property. As part of my research,...

DEC’s ‘Buffer in a Bag’ Program

FREE SEEDLINGS Available to Qualified Landowners for Streamside Plantings The application period for this program is now open. Qualifying private and public landowners may apply for a free bag of 25 tree and shrub seedlings for planting near streams, rivers, or lakes...