2715 RT 44, Millbrook NY, 12545
(845) 677-8011 ext. 3

Serving Dutchess County For 70 Years

Established in 1945, the Dutchess County Soil and Water Conservation District is an organization set up to coordinate State and Federal conservation programs at the local level.

The District is directed by a seven member Board of Directors and hires technical and administrative staff to oversee day-to-day operations.


Contact us for customized maps of your parcel using GIS technologies.  These maps can indicate any floodplain areas, state and federal wetlands, streams, soil types, and topographic contours on your property. We create Soil Group Worksheets for Ag Value Assessments.  


The District works with operators and landowners to improve soil health and water quality on agricultural lands. 


 The District provides stormwater management assistance to municipalities, contractors, landowners and the County.

Soil Group Worksheets

Find information for ag value assessment mapping requests above under “Mapping”- “Ag Value”
Our process for accepting requests for the 2021 season has changed.

Recent Projects

We work on a wide array of projects with landowners and municipalities ranging from farm plans to stormwater management practices. Below are tours of some of our recent projects ranging from fair displays to stream stabilization projects.

Summer Intern Program 2019

The summer 2019 interns demonstrated  all the cool ways that water interacts with our environment at the Tympor Park Summer Camp.

North Quaker Hill Road

Read through the full redesign and reformation of a runoff channel along a road.

County Fair Display

Each year, we create an educational display at the Dutchess County Fair in the Horticulture to represent conservation best practices.