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.
We are hosting a Tree Planting Workshop on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds in the Trolley Building from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Order forms will be available at the workshop. If you are interested in attending please call to register at (585)589-5959 ext. 5.
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.
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
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