Erosion Control Training - January 14
On January 14, 2014 the Warren County SWCD will be holding a DEC Endorsed 4 Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Training at the Warren County Municipal Center.
You must preregister with the District by January 9th and seating is limited to 50. The registration form is
here. Application for 4 hours of DOS credits has been made.
Please feel free to contact the District with any questions - 518.623.3119.
When: January, 2014 12:00-4:00 PM
Where: Warren County Municipal Center, Classrooms A and B
Cost: $75 per person, includes all materials and snacks
Fall Fish Sale
It's time of year again for the Warren County Soil & Water Annual Fall Fish Sale! Please take a look at
the informational flyer and Order Form.
Order deadline: Friday Sept. 20th 2013
Pick up: Friday, Sept. 27th at 2:00pm at the SWCD office 394 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg
Please call us at 623-3119 if you have any questions.
2012 MS4 Annual Report
The Warren County MS4 Annual Report is now available here and the plan is available here.
For questions, comments, concerns please call the Warren County MS4 Hotline - 824-8840
The Queensbury MS4 Annual Report is now available here and the plan is available here.
For questions, comments, concerns please call the Town of Queensbury MS4 Hotline - 761-8212
Municipal De-Icing Best Practices Forum a Success
April 26, 2013 – On April 17, 2013 a Municipal De-Icing Best Practice Forum was held in Lake George
for local Highway Superintendents and their spreader crews. The Forum was sponsored by the Lake
Champlain Basin Program and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and
organized by staff at the Lake Champlain – Lake George Regional Planning Board, Lake George
Association and Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District. Over 65 local Highway
Superintendents and staff from 21 municipalities attended. Also in attendance were NYS DOT
employees from Warren, Washington, Clinton, Essex and Hamilton Counties.
Read Press Release
Snow and Ice Control Operations in New York State by Mike Lashmet
MassDOT Environmental Impact Snow and Ice by Paul Brown
The Impact of De-Icing Salt on the Lake George Watershed by Larry Eichler
Snow and Ice Control Best Management Practices for Local Highway Officials by Dewey Amsler
The Happy Balance by Jeff Tennyson
2012 Annual Report
Warren County SWCD is pleased to present our 2012 Annual Report which highlights many of the accomplishments and issues
the District worked on over the past year. As always, thank you for supporting your local Conservation District!
Click on the image to the right to download the 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.
2013 Warren County SWCD Co-Conservationist of the Year Bill Lupo – NYSDEC Regional Water Engineer
Bill has been a longtime supporter of the District and has always been very proactive in his management of programs that the District is
associated with. Bill takes a common sense approach to resource issues and looks to develop solutions, rather than get bogged down in the
minutia of a perceived problem.
Due to his extensive knowledge of the programs, we know that Bill is able to provide us accurate information. With his support and guidance the District has been extremely successful in implementing many water quality improvement projects and his encouragement of the District staff has expanded their technical abilities leading to a better standing in the eyes of other agencies.
Bill’s willingness to assist communities, agencies, partners and landowners is a great example of what respect he has for conservation. It is safe to say that this District would not be as successful as it is if we have not had the support and confidence from Bill.
We extend our thanks and gratitude for his friendship to the District and his commitment to the conservation of resources for the people of Warren County.
2013 Warren County SWCD Co-Conservationist of the Year Warren County
The partnership that has developed between the County and District is tremendous and allows the District to assist the constituents and
municipalities of Warren County in dealing with natural resource issues.
This type of working relationship that exists between the County and District is not seen in many other counties. This year the District has primarily worked with the Department of Public Works, Department of Parks and Recreation, Purchasing Department, Planning Department, Information Technology, Buildings and Grounds, Emergency Services Office and the Sherriff’s Department.
District staff interacts with various county departments and employees on a weekly basis. This may be a question about proper purchasing procedures, assisting the DPW with a question about stream information, the County IT department dealing with our computer issues or meeting with the mechanics at the County Garage about the needs of our vehicles.
We feel that the relationship is mutually beneficial to all involved and aids in addressing many resource issues in the county. We look forward to continuing to strengthen this relationship and to be able to assist the county in any way that we can.
Warren County Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Program
With the start of the New Year the District is reaching out to our Warren County farmers and agricultural producers to
educate and inform them about the benefits of being in the Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) program. Farming
with proper conservation practices can increase production and decrease operating costs. Our AEM program offers free
technical assistance to famers and producers with the goal of promoting conservation for the land as well as improving
Many agricultural operations are eligible including: riding stables, green houses, hay fields, fruit, vegetable or tree farms, forestry, horse, dairy or other pastureland and vineyards. All farms, large or small, are encouraged to join our AEM program. Being part of the Warren County AEM Program qualifies you to receive assistance in developing a plan that is best for the farm and resources. For more information about our AEM program visit here .
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at (518)623-3119 or at email@example.com.