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

Spring 2014 Fish Sale

The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding its annual spring fish sale Friday May 16th at 1:30pm. Orders are due one week before Friday May 9th at our office. If you have any questions about the program, ponds, or fish in general, please give us a call at 623-3119.

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.

Conservation Celebration At the Hovey Pond Park

Saturday, April 26th 9am-1pm at the Hovey Pond Park
25 Lafayette Street, Queensbury 12804
This event will have information and displays from the supporting partners and will include: the EM River Model (, information on improving your soil health, a tree seedling handout (first 100 visitors), green infrastructure ideas for the home and ways to reduce stormwater impacts. Stop by and see what you can do to help out in the field conservation! If you have any questions please call or email Nick Rowell at (518)623-3119 or

2013 Warren County SWCD Conservationist of the Year Ed Pennock – Town of Warrensburg Highway Superintendent

The District would like to announce that Ed Pennock, Town of Warrensburg Highway Superintendent is our 2013 Conservationist of the Year. The District has worked with Ed and his crew on numerous projects, including the replacement of a large culvert to improve fish passage and 4 stream crossings that had been damaged during storm events.

Ed is proactive in requesting District assistance with evaluating natural resource issues, erosion and sediment control, stormwater recommendations and permit assistance for projects. Ed is active in the Town Highway Superintendents Association of Warren County and is always willing to lend a helping hand to the District when needed. His interest and dedication to conservation is more than evident, and we were honored to recognize Ed as our 2013 Conservationist of the Year!

2013 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 Soil & Water Conservation District's Agricultural Environmental Management Program presents The Farm Talks

This is the second in a series of free two hour programs for individuals who are interested in hobby or subsistence farming, homesteading, personal food production or for any reason!
Building Blocks - Soil Health and Nutrition by Scott Fitscher
Hopping Back to NY, starting your own hop yard by Casey Holzworth
When: Friday, March 28th 6pm-8pm
Where:NYSDEC Warrensburg Office
232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885
Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Nick Rowell by 03/24/14, as seating is limited.
Phone: (518) 623-3119 or

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

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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