The agricultural assessment program allows eligible farmland owners to receive real property assessments based on the value of their land for agricultural production rather than on its development value.  Any assessed value which exceeds the equalized agricultural assessment on the land may qualify for a reduced tax assessment.

Landowners must apply through the local town assessor for an agricultural assessment. Further Information on Agricultural Districts can be found here, contact information for local assessors can be found here.

Do you qualify? Find out by visiting the Soil Group page, there you can find more information about the program and will be able to download a brochure. You may also call our office at 315-946-7200


Unique opportunity for birders at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, pre-paid registration is required.

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Northern Montezuma Birding Van Tour

As the sun sets on a late autumn day, waterfowl are settling into Montezuma’s marshes and nocturnal raptors are getting ready to begin their dusk hunt. Hop in our van for an excursion to the northern part of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to look for ducks, geese, swans, and wintering raptors. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided.

Fee: $8/child, $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Space is limited. Registration required.  Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail montezuma@audubon.org

Photo: “Northern Harrier on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge”
by USFWS Mountain-Prairie is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

More information can be found at https://friendsofmontezuma.org/event/northern-montezuma-birding-van-tour-2/

 

 

Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy:

  • If the MAC cancels an event, we will initiate a full reimbursement.
  • If you need to cancel registration for an event, you must call or email the MAC at (315)-365-3588 or montezuma@audubon.org.
  • If you cancel more than a week before the event, we will initiate a reimbursement minus a 10% administrative fee, or credit you for a future event.
  • No reimbursements are issued for cancellations received less than a week before the date of the event.

What Are Grass Pavers?

Grass or block pavers, or grow-through pavers—are an alternative to traditional asphalt that can be made from concrete or recycled plastic. The open cells in the paver system allow grass to grow through them making them eco-friendly. Applications include driveways, walkways, crossovers on medians, boat launching ramps, fire lanes, and even RV and boat parking lots.

Creative Grass Paver Driveway
 The example shown is the center strip of a fully functioning ribbon driveway which showcases a variety of succulents and thymes. Although a portion of the garden is necessarily hidden when the car is in residence and occasionally a flower will get decapitated when an auto pulls in, this complex assemblage of succulents provides a startling pop of beauty in a totally unexpected place!

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What Are The Benefits?

    • Paver systems help to reduce stormwater runoff and filter out pollutants. Stormwater runoff on a regular pavement can pick up oil and other road pollutants and washes the toxic mess into rivers, bays, and streams.
    • Pavers also absorb water, reducing or slowing down the water that races over the pavement in a rainstorm, preventing erosion.
    • Grass pavers recharge groundwater. Those spots of grass allow rain to soak into the ground, putting it back into aquifers.
    • Through the magic of transpiration, porous pavers will keep the air around your driveway cooler!
Many Shapes and Styles

Be creative. Paver designs come in many shapes and sizes. You can even create your own design.

How to Install

Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering

The NYSDEC and iMapInvasives team are holding a training webinar for people interested in becoming Certified iMapInvasives Trainers on October 30th, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Join the iMapInvasives Certified Trainers Network! Are you interested in training others to report invasive species to the New York invasive species database, iMapInvasives? Each training webinar will last approximately two hours with time for discussion throughout. The training will include a walk-through of the iMapInvasives website, observation database and steps for hosting a training. Registration is required. Webinar registration is limited to create a more inclusive environment.

For more information and to register, email imapinvasives@dec.ny.gov

More information can be found at the Certified Trainers Network at https://www.nyimapinvasives.org/certifiedtrainersnetwork

Pre-Registration is Required – Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District and Ontario Wayne Stormwater Coalition are providing a tire recycling event at no charge for Wayne County residents. You must register by calling 315-946-7200 or at the website below.

Participants may drop off tires on Thursday, October 24th 2019, from 8 am to noon at the Wayne County Highway Barn, 1700 Daansen Road Macedon, NY 14522.

There is a limit of 4 tires per drop-off. This is an opportunity for people to remove used tires from their property and help to eliminate potential disease-causing mosquito breeding sites.

Event restrictions:
• PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
• Sign-up is required by contacting WCSWCD at 315-946-7200. Be prepared to provide your name, residence address and the number and type of tires you plan to recycle
• Only tires from Wayne County residents will be accepted.¬
• Tires must be removed from the metal rim and free of water, mud and other debris.
• Tires accepted are limited to light truck, passenger and smaller sized tires.
• No BIG TRUCK OR TRACTOR TIRES.
• 4 tires per drop-off.
• Other types of recyclable materials will not be accepted.

Visit the District’s website at WayneCountyNYsoilandwater.org/tire-recycle to view the event flyer and register, or call 315-946-7200.


Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County Master Gardeners

What could be better than spending a Saturday morning creating wonderful holiday decorations out of evergreen boughs? Start the holiday season off with our workshop on selection and use of holiday greens to decorate your home! During the three hour session, participants make a fresh wreath, an evergreen swag, and a tabletop centerpiece to take home and enjoy through the holiday season. Please bring small pruners & gloves.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7th from 9:00 AM – Noon at the Town of Ontario Recreation Lodge, Casey Park, and Knickerbocker Road, Ontario.

Attendees: Bring garden gloves and hand pruners if you have them and plan to arrive around 8:30 so you are ready to start at 9 am.

A registration fee of $40.00, to cover materials, is required. This class fills up fast and class size is limited to first 45 paid participants. Registration opens October 1st.

Cornell can not accept any early registrations. To register mail your payment to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County, 1581 Rte. 88 North, Newark, NY 14513 or bring it to  their offices between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. M-F.

Please include your phone number and e-mail address, if you have one, with your payment. If you have any questions please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension 315-331-8415.

For special needs please contact us two weeks prior to this event. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District
7312 RT 31 Lyons, NY 14489
315-946-7200