Our vision is to live in a society in which future generations will have natural resources necessary to sustain and enrich their quality of life.
"Promoting excellence in the wise use of our rural and urban natural resources."
Chartered in 1944, the Onondaga County Soil & Water
Conservation District is one of special purpose Districts in New York State, one in each county – including the five boroughs of New York City. Each District is governed by a Board of Directors who set program policy to be implemented by the District staff.
In Onondaga County, the District staff consists of an Executive Director, Program Manager, Resource Conservation Specialists, support staff and various volunteers and interns.
Your District is funded largely through federal and state grants and county appropriations.
The District offers a number of natural resources programs and services, including technical assistance to farmers and landowners,
training programs; environmental education programs, and the annual Tree & Shrub sale. The main focus of our efforts is on the Agricultural Environmental Management Program, which is a voluntary program that helps farmers address water quality concerns on their entire farms by coordinating technical and financial assistance. Here's a snapshot of some of the programs and services we offer.
District staff at the new office location.
6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088