Soil and Water Conservation District Wayne County, NY
10 Leach Road Lyons, NY 14489
Third Creek at Sodus Bay
Wetlands act as filters for nutrients and pollutants, as well as store storm water.
This helps to make lakes cleaner and prevents flood damage.
Blue Bird Boxes
Welcome back the bluebirds with a nest box on your property.
Drainage is regarded as an important water management practice, and as a component of efficient crop production systems.
Bountiful Apple Crops
Wayne County is the top producer of apples in New York State and the third producer in the country (2007). Through conservation, we can assure it will be for many years to come.
Invasive Water Chestnut
Water Chestnuts are one of Wayne County's top invasive species. They impact the use of recreational boats, swimming, and fishing by creating impenetrable mats of plant matter.
Lessons in Soil Health
Favorable soil moisture conditions and good drainage increase crop yields and improve crop quality.
Welcome to the Soil and Water Conservation District. We serve as a local agency prepared to manage and conserve the soil, water and natural resources of Wayne County.
Our Ash Trees Will Be Under Attack by Emerald Ash Borer! These beetles can have a one or two year life cycle. Adult beetles leave D-shaped exit holes in the outer bark of the trees trunks and branches. Females usually begin laying eggs on the surface of or just under the bark..Read More –Learn how to identify invasive species with our “Invasive Plant Species ID” guidebook. Stop by our office and get yours today!
AEM is a voluntary, incentive-based program to help farmers make common-sense, cost-effective and science-based decisions to help meet business objectives while protecting and conserving natural resources.
Attention all landowners - if you are doing construction or have heavy erosion issues on your property, today is your day! The District currently has a grant to be able to provide critical area seeding utilizing Hydro-mulching technology at a 50/50 cost share rate. This comes out to be about $100.00/load for the landowner! We are taking projects for this today! If you have a project, please call our office at 315.946.4136 … [Read More...]