Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District ... since 1944
Effective March 20, 2020, the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District office will be closed until further notice. For the safety and health of staff, farmers and the public, district employees will be available via email for assistance. For specific contact information please refer to the People tab on the district’s website. All other inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Annual Tree, Shrub & Groundcover Sale
We had a successful 50th year tree sale. Thank you to all our customers and we hope to see you back next year!
Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops for Construction Site Contractors and Operators -
All classes have been cancelled until further notice
Click on date of course below for Registration forms and
on DEC button for DEC Form
- Both forms must be completed -
Both forms (registration form and DEC form) must be filled out and sent in along with payment to register for a course.
If you need further assistance, please call 315-704-6204 or send an e-mail.
Group rates and scheduling are available for groups of 5 or more - For more information - please contact the office at 315-704-6204 or email us at email@example.com
Calendar of Events
May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day Holiday
(Office is closed)
June 9, 2021 - District Board Meeting at
July 5, 2021 - Independence Day Holiday (observed) (Office is closed)
July 14, 2021 - District Board Meeting at
2021 Spring Fish Sale
REMINDER – FISH SALE PICK-UP!
Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Time: 11:00 –11:30 AM ONLY
The fish that you ordered from the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District will be available for pickup on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:00—11:30 AM at the Natural Resource Center—7413 County House Road, Sennett,
next to the County Nursing Home and Sheriff’s Office.
Please remember - if you ordered grass carp,
you MUST bring a copy of your DEC permit.
Bring at least 15-20 gallons of water from the pond you will be putting fish into, in large containers, such as large coolers or clean garbage cans. Be sure you have a lid!
Hint for hot weather— put a bag of ice in the water. Bring different containers for each type of fish. For more information—www.cayugaswcd.org
- Order Form -
- Fish Species List -
Covid-19 Information and Farm Resources
The NY Farm Bureau, Cornell and several others have done an amazing job in supporting the needs and concerns farmers are facing during these times. We have included some of their information below.
Some things farmers can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 are:
• Screen and distance arriving workers to ensure health and safety
• Limit person-to-person interactions and create more distance between workers out in the field
• Provide food delivery services to limit workers’ exposure to community spread
• Set up handwashing and sanitation stations in the field
• Provide additional cleaning and disinfectant supplies for worker housing
• Educate employees on safety and cleaning practices through posters and notices, as well as provide local health care and telemedicine information
• Establish a plan of action for quarantining sick employees to prevent spread
Below are a few links that include daily updates as well as additional worker health information:
Below are some posters that farms can post at hand washing stations or common areas with regards to preventing the spread and common hygiene practices to reduce infection and transmission rates.
Fact sheet poster - Eng. vs.
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Stop Germ Spread Sheet - Sp. vs.
Here are some other talking points specific to our county:
Like our facebook page at www.facebook.com/cayugaswcd
Governor Cuomo announced the release of 12 tailored action plans to address causes of HABs in priority waterbodies across the state. These plans are a key component of the Governor’s four point initiative unveiled in the 2018 State of the State to combat HABs and protect drinking water quality and the upstate economy.
The press release can be accessed here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-action-plans-combat-harmful-algal-blooms.
The DEC webpage that contains the plans can be accessed here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/113733.html.
SPDES Permit for Farm Construction -