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

Septic System Maintenance Workshop, July 18th, 7 - 8 PM. McGraw Community Center. The residents of the Trout Brook Watershed, in and around McGraw, are invited to attend this free workshop to receive a coupon good for a $100 rebate on septic system maintenance. Eligible maintenance activities include repairs, replacement, and the pumping and inspection of septic systems. Trout Brook Watershed has historically been affected by flooding, streambank  erosion and instability which are sources of nonpoint source pollution. Septic systems are also a source of nonpoint source of pollution which we hope to address with this workshop. Please call the office at 607-756-5991 to reserve your spot!  Spaces are LIMITED. 


Fresh Connections: Urban Agriculture & Natural Resource Conservation workshop series Session 4: Harvesting and Preparing. August 12th, 6-8 PM Location TBD. Come learn new ways to harvest and prepare your veggies, we will cover basics and much more. Please call the office at 607-756-5991 to reserve your spot!