These pictures represent projects that the District has worked on in the county.

Erosion Control Training - April 22

When: April 22, 12:30-4:30 PM
Where: The Lake George Volunteer Fire Department
179 Ottawa Street
Lake George NY 12845
Cost: $75 per person, includes all materials and snacks
Registration and payment must be received by April 16th
Please contact Jim Lieberum at 623.3119 to register.

Tree and Shrub Sale

The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding its annual TREE AND SHRUB SEEDLING PROGRAM Friday April 24th 2015 (8:30 am till 6:00 pm). With three dozen native trees and shrubs to pick from, not to mention bird nest boxes, fertilizers, conservation seed packs and ground covers, there are plenty of options to enhance your property and attract wildlife. The deadline to order is Friday March 13th.

Information packets and order forms are available.

For more information call 623-3119.

Emergency Stream Intervention Training

Flooding from rivers and streams is the number one natural disaster in New York and the United States, and impacts most communities. There are many reasons why rivers and streams flood, but do you know what these are and what exacerbates the situations? Plan on attending the 90 minute Emergency Stream Intervention Training that will be held at the Warren County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday March 24th beginning at 12:00 PM to hear about how streams function, historical issues and the lasting impacts that they have on communities.

For questions please contact the Warren County SWCD at (518) 623-3119.

The Farm Talks March 27th

The next Farm Talks will be full of tree knowledge!

On Friday, March 27th from 6pm-8pm at the Warrensburg NYS DEC Office, we will have a presentation by Mark Brown of Brown’s Tree Farm titled Christmas Tree Farming: We’ll get you in the Spirit! and our second presentation will be by Nate Darrow of Saratoga Apple titled Planning A Small Fruit Tree Farm: Where do you start?. See the attached flyer for additional information.

Please RSVP to (518)623-3119 or

2014 Conservationist of the Year

The District would like to announce that Mark Dutra, Town of Queensbury Highway Foreman is our 2014 Conservationist of the Year. The District has worked with Mark and his crew on numerous projects, specifically working to reduce impacts from stormwater to the Town’s lake and streams.

Mark is very proactive with reaching out to the District for assistance when addressing stormwater issues, erosion and sediment control, culvert replacements, permitting needs and other natural resource concerns. He is more than willing to lend a helping hand to the District when needed, which is a huge benefit for the projects that we conduct in Queensbury.

The Conservationist of the Year Award has evolved over the years and the District attempts to recognize an individual, group or municipality that assists with implementing the goals of the District. This group or individual should be one who is willing to go beyond what may be considered the normal work routine. Mark’s interest and dedication to conservation is more than evident, and we were honored to recognize Mark as our 2014 Conservationist of the Year.

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.

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2013 CWICNY Annual Report

In this edition:

Rural Roads Active Management Plan
Harvesting Rainwater for Irrigation
Regional Alternative De-Icing Forums
Around the Basin: Completed Water Quality Improvement Projects

Read the 2013 Annual Report

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.

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