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.


Computer generated maps for your specific area of interest. We use GIS to make maps of your parcel and overlay it with: bodies of water, digital ortho photos, floodplains, state and federal wetlands, streams, soil types, and topographic contours.


Welcome to the age of proactive steps to non-point source pollution potential from agriculture. We have submitted a 5 year strategy to assist all farms in the county with their environmental concerns.


We have worked with the farming community for years to develop best management practices mitigate runoff from entering streams and lakes. The district also provides assistance with stormwater practices related to construction activities and municipalities. 

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.

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N. Quaker Hill Rd

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

N. Quaker Hill Rd

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

County Fair Display

Each year, we present a display at the Dutchess County Fair that represents the theme of the event.