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        The Oak Orchard Watershed Protection Alliance no longer meets.  If you have concerns within the watershed please contact the District office at (585)589-5959 ext. 5.
Orleans County Soil and Water

The 2017 Tree & Shrub Program is underway.  For the order form click on the January 2017 newsletter link on the left side of the page.  The order form is on pages 5 & 6 and the description of the different species is on pages 7 & 8.  If you would like an order form mailed or emailed to you or if you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call at (585)589-5959 ext. 5.  Deadline for ordering is March 10, 2017.  We will still accept orders after this date as long as we have the product available.

We are also hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds in the Trolley Building.  The cost is $15 per person and you get to leave with your very own rain barrel!  Join us for this hands-on event that includes your rain barrel, all materials, demos on installing your rain barrel, and discussions on why water conservation is so important.  To register for this workshop please call (585)589-5959 ext. 5.  Workshop is limited to 25 participants.

We are sorry, but the rain barrel workshop is filled up.  If you are interested in this please give us a call for we are beginning to plan another workshop for sometime this summer!

Mission Statement:

Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation Districts mission is to use the delivery of science-based, locally-directed, technical and educational assistance to protect and enhance the health, safety and general welfare of the Orleans County residents through the conservation of soil, water, air, plant and animal resources. Soil and Water Conservation Districts were formed in all of New York’s counties in the 1940s as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s attempt to promote on-farm conservation practices through the Soil Conservation Service (now Natural Resources Conservation Service). In more recent years, County SWCD’s have formed a strong partnership with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. SWCDs are primarily funded by counties but also receive support from NYS as well as grants from the state, federal, and private programs. SWCDs perform important work benefiting Lake Ontario’s water quality.

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Dennis Kirby, Manager 
Orleans County Soil and Water
446 West Avenue Albion, NY 14411
Phone:  (585) 589-5959 Ext. 5
Fax:  (855)347-7122



District Manager - Dennis Kirby - dennis.kirby@ny.nacdnet.net
Secretary/Treasurer  - Judy Bennett  - judy.bennett@ny.nacdnet.net
Technician  - Katie Sommerfeldt  - katie.sommerfeldt@ny.nacdnet.net

Technician - Megan McAnn - megan.mcann@ny.nacdnet.net