Join our talented team of professionals dedicated to conserving our natural resources through voluntary programs and technical assistance to landowners, businesses and municipalities.
We are still seeking applicants for our full-time permanent positions – Natural Resource Conservationist (Certified Planner preferred) or Water Quality Specialist (Licensed Professional Engineer preferred).
Links to the application and application instructions are in the job announcements:
Water Quality Specialist WQS 2017 announcement
Natural Resource Conservationist NRC one page announcement
Mark your calendars for September 30, 2017 and start planning your waterbody cleanup event. More information will be posted soon!
Please visit our Tree Sale Page for 2017 ordering info and order form. Orders are due by April 3, and pickup is scheduled or Thursday, April 20th from 9 – 5 at the county fairgrounds. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with questions: 100 Grange Place, Room 204, Cortland, NY 13045 or (607-756-5991).
Link to 2017 Order form and Tree Description HERE
SWCD is in the process of creating its Annual Plan of Action for 2017. If you have any suggestions, questions, or ideas, please contact one of the board members, or call the office at 607-756-5991. We would be happy to talk with you.
For information we have posted the 2016 Annual Plan of Action.2016 Annual Plan
The Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District supports conservation on farms by providing technical and financial assistance for conservation projects and supporting the use of best management practices. There are many farms enrolled in a variety of conservation practices throughout Cortland County, that are dedicated to maintaining economically and environmentally viable soils and protecting water quality in our district.
A great way to support our local farmers and to save on the fuel and cost of transporting produce grown elsewhere, is to purchase goods at local farmer’s markets.
There are many small farmer’s markets within Cortland County and they are getting ready to open for the season- here are a few:
The Cortland Farmer’s Market, on Main Street, continues its regular hours on Saturdays and Tuesdays throughout the summer from 8am-2pm . Visit the CortlandFarmersmarket Main St. facebook page for more information and updates.
The Homer Farmer’s Market, on the Village Green, opened for the season beginning May 7th and will be open on Saturdays throughout the season from 9am to 1pm. Visit the Homer Farmer’s Market website for more information and updates on the weekday market and indoor/winter market.
Farmer’s Markets are great way to get the community outdoors and eating healthy. Most markets carry a variety of local goods including vegetables, fruits, baked goods, meats and cheese, crafts and much more.
Buy local. Eat local. Support Your Local Producers.