Mark your barrels with an X – Help USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard needs your assistance!

With the increased water levels throughout the region, and along Lake Ontario and its tributaries in particular, many homeowners are using barrels such as these to mark their docks and assist in weighing them down, an understandable thing

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USGS Scientists to Track Effects of Historic Lake Ontario Flooding

Beginning July 10, U.S. Geological Survey scientists plan to conduct fieldwork along a flood-impacted stretch of New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline, using unmanned aerial systems (also known as drones), pressure sensors that measure water elevation and special water-elevation gages designed for rapid set-up. The fieldwork,

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Conservation No-Till Seeder Drill Rental

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Great Plains Model 1006NT. $50 delivery/set-up fee + $15/acre

The District was awarded a Eco System Based Management grant to approach Soil Health Conservation with local farms through New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets. This grant provided funding to make this conservation no-till

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NYS Grown & Certified Agricultural Producers’ Grant Program

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Application Now Open for NYS Grown & Certified Agricultural Producers’ Grant Program
$5 Million Available Statewide to Help NYS Farmers Meet Food Safety Standards and Participate in the New York State Grown & Certified Program

Funding Provided in the 2017-18 New

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Spring Fish Sale Underway

The Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District now offers two fish sales a year with one in the spring and one in the fall. Each sale provides a different assortment of fish including Fathead Minnows, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Catfish, Black Crappie. In addition

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Leaks Can Run, but They Can’t Hide


Are you ready to chase down leaks? Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each year we hunt down the drips during Fix a Leak Week. Mark your calendars for EPA’s ninth annual Fix a Leak Week which

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New “Devil Ducks” Video Reminds New Yorkers to Use Zero Phosphorus Lawn Fertilizer

Red rubber ducky in pond

A new video has been posted to DEC’s YouTube channel  reminding New Yorkers to “Look for the Zero”. Before buying lawn fertilizer, check the bag for a set of three numbers showing the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Buy

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DEC prohibits residential brush burning in NYS through May 14

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reminds residents that with warming temperatures and dry conditions, residential brush burning is prohibited March 16 through May 14 across New York State.

Due to the lack of snow cover over much of the state and with rising temperatures

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Forever Green Tree and Shrub Sale

Forever Green Tree & Shrub Sale

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Day Lilly in front of Butterfly Bush

Each spring the District sponsors a conservation tree and shrub sale for promotion of a healthy, clean landscape with trees that will assist with habitat, air pollution, and aesthetics. Landscaping like a

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DEC Releases Final CAFO Permits

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released final versions of the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and the Clean Water Act (CWA) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permits on January 25, 2017. There are several distinctive compliance changes to these new permits that

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Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District
7312 RT 31 Lyons, NY 14489
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