Cortland County SWCD is your local conservation and natural resource agency.  Feel free to peruse our website to see just a sampling of the types of information and services SWCD can provide.  Our programs and services are based on the needs and interests of county residents and communities, so feel free to contact us if you have questions or ideas!  Technical assistance is available free of charge and our programs are strictly voluntary.  SWCD is non-regulatory based on our belief that the most successful conservation is borne from self-motivation and personal stewardship ethics.            -Amanda

Updates and Reminders

American Chestnut Workshop is scheduled for October 2nd from 7 pm - 9 pm at The Grange Headquarters Auditorium. Please call 607-756-5991 to reserve a spot. The American Chestnut Foundation has worked with SUNY-ESF in Syracuse to try to develop a blight resistant American chestnut. Twenty-five years later, there has been some success. Now, comes the part of getting the blight resistant trees into the forest. We need people all over NY and in other states to plant pure wild type American chestnuts. This is necessary as our blight resistant tree needs to be crossed with as many unrelated trees as possible. Seeds are available to those interested in helping. 

Urban Agriculture Workshop 5 - Come Tour the newly renovated Herb Garden at Dwyer Park and listen to a presentation by the members of the Town and Country Garden Club on the importance of Colonial Herb Gardens on October 12th from 10 am - 12 pm at Dwyer Park. 6799 Little York Lake Rd, Preble, NY 13141. Please call to register at 607-756-5991 by October 10th.