Registration is now open for the Streamside Landowner Workshop, Schoharie Watershed Summit, and NYSDEC Endorsed 4-Hour Erosion & Sediment Control Training.
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  • 2020 Bare Root Tree and Shrub Sale orders due by Friday, April 10th. Order forms are available on our website. Each spring, the District offers an annual bare root tree and shrub sale. Seedlings and transplants are being offered in bundles of 10 or 50. For questions, or to request an order form by mail, please contact the GCSWCD office at 518-622-3620.


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Streamside Landowner Workshop

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (4:30pm-6:00pm)
Mountain Top Library (6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY 12485)

Do you have a stream in your backyard? Did you know the land along the stream, known as the riparian buffer zone, can improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat?

The Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District (GCSWCD) is offering an educational workshop for Streamside Landowners at the Mountain Top Library in Tannersville on Wednesday, March 18th, from 4:30pm-6:00pm. This workshop is geared for individuals who own streamside property in Hunter, Tannersville, Windham, Ashland, Jewett, Lexington, and Prattsville. Attendees will learn how to establish and increase the riparian buffer zone on their own property by planting native trees and shrubs. Participants may be eligible for Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative (CSBI) program funding and will have the opportunity to inquire about CSBI resources at this workshop.

For more details, or to register for this workshop, contact Laura Weyeneth, CSBI Coordinator at Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District, at or 518-622-3620. Advance registrations requested for this FREE event by Monday, March 16th.

Can’t make it on March 18th? Contact Laura by phone or e-mail with your questions or to set-up an appointment.

We hope to see you there!

2020 Schoharie Watershed Summit

Saturday, May 2, 2020 (9:00am-2:30pm)
Windham Mountain Resort (19 Resort Drive, Windham, NY 12496)

The 14th annual Schoharie Watershed Summit is focused on Invasive Species in the Schoharie Reservoir Watershed. This year's morning presentations will teach the audience about invasive species common to this region, what species to be on the lookout for, and the invasive species management work that is currently being done in the region. Afternoon workshops may count towards municipal credits. Click here to view the program flyer.

This FREE event will take place at the Windham Mountain Resort on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 from 9:00am-2:30pm. Come early! Doors open at 8:00am for sign-ins, networking, and morning refreshments. All registered attendees will receive free morning refreshments and lunch (please indicate if you are staying for the buffet lunch during registration). 

This program is for all water resource stakeholders, including municipal officials, planners, engineers, watershed managers, regulators, and property owners. This summit is a forum to bring diverse interests together to learn from one another and to network as we seek to understand each other's roles in this living watershed.

Registrations are required by Friday, April 17th, 2020. Registration is available online by clicking on the "Register Now" button below. For questions, or help with registration, e-mail or call 518-622-3620.

We hope to see you there!
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NYSDEC Endorsed 4-Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Training

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (8:30am-3:00pm)
Greene County Emergency Services Building (25 Volunteer Drive, Cairo, NY 12413)

Under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Stormwater Permit GP-0-20-001, each contractor and subcontractor identified by the project owner as being responsible for the implementation of the SWPPP must identify at least one individual from their company that will be responsible for implementation of the SWPPP (i.e., trained contractor). The trained contractor must be on site on a daily basis when soil disturbance activities are being performed. Also, developers must have a qualified inspector conduct regular site inspections in accordance with GP-0-20-001.

Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a NYS DEC Stormwater Training Number on a certificate and a wallet card good for 3 years.

Click on the "More Information" button below for more information about this training, including registration information. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
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