Washington County Soil & Water Conservation District

The Washington County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a unique unit of local government that was founded in 1945. Our mission is to assist agricultural producers, rural landowners and municipalities with the management, conservation and best use of our natural resources. Our highest priorities are to protect the County's soil and water resources while maintaining the viability of agriculture as a preferred land use.



Cornell Cooperative Extension & Washington County SWCD are sponsoring a Soil Health meeting March 15th from 11 am - 3 pm at the Greenwich Elks Lodge - see flyer for more details.

Flyer Soil Health Meeting March 15 (click flyer link for details)

Blueberry Pruning Workshop April 16 2016

Flyer Blueberry Pruning Workshop April 16 (click flyer link for details)

District 2016 Calender of Events (click link for calendar)

Next Board Meeting February 26, 2016 at 10 am

Meeting Minutes December 11, 2015
District Manager’s Report
Technician Report #1
Technician Report #2


Friends of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area video "Grassland Birds at Risk" link is http://www.ibafriends.org/birdsatriskvideo. The video highlights endangered short-eared owls and other at risk grassland birds.


USDA-NRCS accepts signups for conservation programs all year.



Washington County SWCD, USDA Service Center, 2530 St Rt 40, Greenwich, NY 12834 Phone: 518-692-9940 ext.5