These pictures represent projects that the District has worked on in the county.
Invasive Species Mapping & Lake/Stream Cleanup Workshop
When: August 20th at 12-2pm
Where: Meeting at the Schroon Lake Boat House
Please RSVP to Nick at (518)623-3119 or email@example.com
Come join us and learn about invasive plants, their impacts to our environment and how you can help manage them! The presenters will primarily focus on Purple Loosestrife, Japanese Knotweed and Common Reed Grass (AKA—Phagmites). Other invasive plants will be discussed during the workshop as well.
This is your opportunity to become more involved with watershed stewardship and to have a positive impact on your community.
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.
Warren County MS4 Report
Queensbury MS4 Report
Now available is the 2014-2015 Queensbury Municipal Stormwater Sewer System (Ms4) Annual Report.
Please contact Jim Lieberum at the SWCD (623.3119) or Craig Brown at the Town of Queensbury (761.8201) with any questions.
Local Food Movement
Interested in networking with others to work together to improve the distribution of local food? Please respond by sending your name,
phone number, address, e-mail address and a description of what foods you are involved with to Ruth Lamb 518 761-6125 or
The Local Food Movement is on the rise. Small farms growing naturally or organically are seeing a greater demand for their products. People are discussing "food hubs" to help connect farmers, food processors and people seeking healthy local foods. More farmers - younger and older – will be needed to build local food security in our area. SUNY Adirondack plans to be a leader by encouraging diversified agricultural opportunities and helping to create the next generation of farmers, entrepreneurs and businesses. New programs aimed at providing resources and educating new farmers and value-added agricultural businesses are currently being developed at the College.
Your input is sought to identify how to improve food distribution locally, how to develop community resources to assist with food processing/marketing, how to boost networking among growers, processors and food customers. Please send us your thoughts and information today! If you know someone else who might like to join in this effort, please pass this on!
2013-2014 Warren County and Town of Queensbury MS4 Annual Report
Warren County is pleased to present the 2013-2014 Warren County MS4 Annual Report.
If you have any questions about the report or the MS4 program, please contact the Warren County SWCD or the Warren County Department of Public Works.
Warren County is also pleased to present the 2013-2014 Town of Queensbury MS4 Annual Report
If you have any questions about the report please contact the Warren County SWCD or the Town of Queensbury Planning Office.
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.
2014 Annual Report
Each newsletter presents a challenge for deciding what projects and programs to include. We were again very busy
this past year, and a big congratulations goes to the staff and the Board members for their extensive efforts to make our
success possible. I think that we accomplish quite a bit for a five person office.
Warren County MS4
In Warren County, the Town of Queensbury is a regulated municipality under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Municipal
Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program. All municipalities regulated under the MS4 program are required to implement Best Management
Practices (BMPs) to control stormwater runoff. The purpose of these regulations is to help protect and improve the quality of public
waterbodies in more densely populated areas of the state. These regulations outline a large number of tasks (formatted as six "minimum
measure") which the municipality must undertake to be in compliance with these mandates.