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

River Clean Up is scheduled for September 28th from 10 AM-2 PM, taking place at any stream, river or lake in Cortland County! If you have a group that wants to volunteer please call our office today or email barbara.miner@cortlandswcd.org by Friday September 20th. 

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.