Protecting our natural resources

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.


-The 2021 Spring Fish Sale has been cancelled due to unavailability of fish. Keep an eye out for information regarding our Fall Fish Sale!

 -Our 2021 Spring Newsletter is now available! Check it out!

 -Information on seed scam

 –Our Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. In person meetings will follow all CDC Guidelines if attending, including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing:

 June 23, 2021 at 9:00 A.M.


Washington County Fairgrounds

 Main Office Building

 392 Old Schuylerville Road

 Greenwich, NY

June 23 Meeting Agenda

December 2020 Minutes of Board Meeting

January 2021 Minutes of Board Meeting

February 2021 Minutes of Board Meeting

March 2021 Minutes of Board Meeting

April 2021 Minutes of Board Meeting

May 2021 Minutes of Board Meeting

-Please be aware that Hemlock Woolly Adelgid has been found in Washington County. There is a small infestation in Dresden in the Glen Island Campground area. Please help to stop the spread!  Also, Emerald Ash Borer has been found in neighboring Warren County. There has been a confirmed location at the Warren County Canoe Launch on the Schroon River in the Town of Chester. Links leave our site to open press releases on the NYS DEC website. Contact NYS-DEC’s forest pest information line at 1-866-640-0652  or email with questions or to report invasives.

 We are still working, however, please be advised that our office is currently closed to the public. You can find our contact information on the Contact page. During these uncertain times, please do not hesitate to contact us regarding environmental concerns for your property. While we are currently limiting new site visits to protect you and ourselves, we are happy to assist over e-mail, mail, or the phone as best we can. If we cannot assist in this capacity, we will hold onto your information and contact you after these trying times to set up a site visit. For the fastest service, please fill out and return this form: Request for Assistance.

  -April 5, 2021

 USDA-NRCS accepts signups for conservation programs all year.