Orange County
  Soil & Water
  Conservation District

Welcome to SWCD
  Serving the community in Orange County

Welcome to the Orange County Soil & Water Conservation District's website. We hope that you will use our website to discover some valuable and useful information in the area of conservation here in Orange County. But first some background - the District was created in 1967 by a resolution from the County Legislature, with a mission to protect the natural resources of Orange County, particularly our soil and water. Originally almost all of the District's work was with the agricultural community. As the county has grown and the landscape has changed over the years, we now assist various municipalities, have an active conservation education program, and help landowners with conservation issues. We hope you will visit this site often.





Soil & Water District staff designed and assisted with planting shrubs in this completed rain garden at the Water treatment plant facility in Newburgh, NY.



Top of page || Questions? Comments? Please email District Manager Kevin Sumner or call (845) 343-1873.