Annual SWCD Tree and Shrub Sale
Bare root tree and shrub seedlings/transplants can now be purchased through Cortland SWCD for conservation planting. By placing an order, you can help make Cortland County a cleaner, greener, healthier community for future generations.
Order forms must be received by Thursday, April 3, 2015. More information on our Tree Sale Page..
Agricultural Grant Funding Available For Cortland County Farms
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has announced a Request for Proposals for Round 21 of the Agricultural Nonpoint Source (Ag NPS) Abatement and Control Program. Approximately 12 million dollars has been included in this year’s budget designated to the Ag NPS program. This grant program supports Cortland County’s Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Strategic Plan by funding planning and implementation practices. Agricultural operations wishing to apply for funding to implement conservation practices MUST contact the SWCD office at 607-756-5991 no later than February 11th if they intend to participate.... read more
Outdoor Burning Regulations
In 2009, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) passed regulations prohibiting all open burning, including household trash and yard waste (leaves included). This open burn ban expands on the previous prohibition of burning household trash in wood stoves, fire places, and other outdoor wood burning devices. For more information click here or call Cortland SWCD at (607)756-5991.
Click here to view the Winter 2015 SWCD Newsletter