News & Events




Internships Available!

DCSWCD is currently applications for Summer Interns. Please view the Internship Announcement for details on how to apply. All applications must be received by April 10th.


Dutchess County Soil & Water Conservation District Newsletter now available

The Winter 2018 Newsletter is now available. Please click here to view the newsletter and learn about the projects the District has been working on for the past few months.


Five Steps to Meet Conservation Compliance-

USDA recently posted an article on how to meet conservation compliance. This must be done in order to be eligible to receive many USDA benefits, including loans, disaster assistance, federal crop insurance premium subsidies and conservation assistance. The purpose of conservation compliance is to reduce soil loss by erosion and also to protect wetlands. The article details 5 Steps to meet Conservation Compliance and can be viewed at the link below.

Click here to view the entire article.

Dutchess County Completes Emergency Watershed Protection Program

With funding from the USDA, NYS DEC, and NYS Empire Development, Dutchess County has completed the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. This involved 1,400 yards of debris removal from floods, construction of a high flow channel, and to protect downstream bridges. This project was completed to alleviate flooding in the area.

Upcoming Events

DCSWCD Annual Seedling Sale

Order from our online store or use our 2018 Fillable Order Form .

The deadline to order is March 23rd and pick up dates are April 20th and April 21st.

Please contact the office at 845-677-8011 x 3 for assistance.


Contractor Erosion & Sediment Control Training

March 1st, 2018, 8AM-12:30PM, at the Farm and Home Center, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook NY 12545

Registration begins at 7:30AM and the class will begin promptly at 8:00AM

Register online at

Or view the Announcement and Registration and follow the directions to mail in.

The deadline to register is February 16th,2018

If you have any questions please contact the office at (845) 677-8011 x 3