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.
Aquatic Vegetation Control Program (AVC) -
The AVC program has begun and the harvester is currently on the NW side of Owasco Lake
Barley Rolls are available
The Cayuga County SWCD now has barley straw rolls available for pickup. Although our office is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, we will be selling barley rolls for the control of pond algae. This is the best time of year to get ahead of the algae and put barley rolls in your pond. Rolls are $5 each.
You must call ahead to pre-pay and schedule when you will be picking them up. The number to call is 315-252-4171 ext. 4.
2020 Fall Fish Sale
The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding a Fish Stocking Sale this spring. A variety of fish for ponds will be available for sale, including largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, black crappie and minnows. Grass carp will also be available, but landowners must have a NYS DEC permit in order purchase them. The Conservation District is currently taking orders for these species.
Deadline to Order for Species Below:
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Pick-Up Date and Time:
Monday, September 28, 2020
11:00 – 11:30 AM ONLY
at Cayuga County Soil & Water
On-line orders can be placed through
the button below:
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
August 12, 2020 - District Board Meeting at
Sept. 7, 2020 - Labor Day Holiday
(Office is closed)
Sept. 9, 2020 - District Board Meeting at
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.
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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 -