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.
Emerald Ash Borer

Ash Borer

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 logo

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. 

AEM Case Studies
–  Hidden Canyon Farm
Mouton Farms
How-Bar Farms



Wayne County SWCD is looking to partner with the local school districts to develop an Educational Envirothon Program to not only better prepare our students for success at the competition, but also to give students a glimpse into a career pathway of natural resources and a fun environmental experience in the community. more …

Latest District News


Two of our board members retired this month. Stephen Brownell owner of Stephen Brownell Fruit Farm in Sodus has served on the board for 33 years and 17 years as chairman.  Also retiring Tom Caprilla, former mayor of Galen served on the board for 7 years. Both Stephen and Tom have helped to develop and sustain many program opportunities through WC Soil and Water.  We would like to recognize both of them for their dedication and leadership and we know they will remain as advocates for clean water and protection of our environment. … [Read More...]


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