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


The Dutchess County Soil & Water Conservation District is excited to offer a grant project intended to expand environmental conservation and/or agricultural education in Dutchess County Schools. This grant provides funding for programs aimed at increasing student awareness of environmental conservation and/or agricultural in Dutchess County and enlighten students on the importance of conserving natural resources and how to repair damage and reverse harmful trends. This program is only  available for schools in Dutchess County.
For more information on how to apply please see the Flyer and Classroom Conservation Request for Proposals and Proposal Form
DCSWCD has presented a wide variety of educational programs to area schools. Two of the most popular programs are “Ronny Raindrop” and the “Enviroscape.” The educational programs offered include:
    • Educational programs for schools
    • Enviroscape
    • Envirothon
    • Stream Table



The Envirothon is a series of hands-on contests in which teams of high school students complete to solve environmental problems. The event works much like an athletic competition, and the winners of that event get the chance to compete in the NCF- Envirothon.

The Envirothon stimulates practical curriculum development by establishing broad study areas and helping schools to find useful resources in their community. Partnering schools with your local Soil & Water Conservation District, and other environmentally concerned organizations, is a smart match. Conservation Districts alone cannot provide students with a first hand look at what environmental careers are like.

School Program
Helping younger children understand the water cycle and non-point sources of pollution.


Enviroscape is a model of a watershed that gives older students a hands on experience, educating them about watersheds and non point sources of pollution.

Stream Table


District staff provide seminars and interactive education with this portable stream table system. Learn about the natural patterns of streams and proper stream management techniques. Great for students, contractors, and highway staff. Wonderful experience for class rooms, environmental field days and contractor training. Free of charge!

Contact us at dutch@dutchessny.gov or 845-677-8011 x 3 for more information about our education program.