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Soil & Water
Conservation District

Our Mission

The diverse scope of expertise and knowledge of the District has rendered the department an asset to the County’s goal to protect and preserve natural resources. The District’s dedication has been established by increased assistance provided to the agricultural community, private landowners and municipalities and by the many partnerships we established with various local, county, state and federal governmental agencies.

4 HR Erosion and Sediment Control Training Announcement

NYSDEC Endorsed 4-Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Training February 29, 2024 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Stormwater Permit GP-0-15-002, all developers, contractors, and subcontractors must identify at least one trained individual* from their company that will be responsible for implementation of the SWPPP, and have at least one trained individual on site on a daily basis when soil disturbance activities are being performed. In addition, developers must have a qualified inspector* conduct regular site inspections in accordance with GP-0-15-002.*Qualified inspectors and trained individuals must have 4 hours of training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control endorsed by NYS DEC, SWCD, or CPESC Inc. (Training is valid for 3 years.) Training is not required for CPESC, RLA, and PE certified persons.

LOCATION: 423 Griffing Avenue Riverhead NY 11901

COST: $100 per person, NON – REFUNDABLE

Includes; Refreshments, Training Materials, a Completion Certificate & Certified ID Card. Payment and trainee application must be received by COB 7/28/23 to reserve your seat. Only Checks or Money Orders payable to Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District will be accepted. Walk-ins are welcomed, however space is limited to first come first serve. An application for each trainee must be completed and returned with your payment before the training begins. You can prepay by mailing registration and check to Suffolk SWCD, 423 Griffing Ave, Riverhead, N.Y. 11901. Application should have participant’s personal address, phone number, and E-Mail address.

CHECK-IN: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Photo ID and signature required at check-in and check-out.

TRAINING: Training begins at 9:30 AM sharp; if you are late you cannot be trained. There will be one break. You must be present for the entire training and wait to receive a Certification Number and Completion Certificate.

Register Here

For more information please contact:

Suffolk County SWCD: (631) 852-3285 |

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.

Job Openings

2023 Soil & Water Conservation District Year In Review

Year In Review

2022 Soil & Water Conservation District Year In Review

Year In Review


Inventory & Evaluations

Site Plan and Subdivision Reviews, Shoreline and Bluff Erosion Control


MAPS: Aerials, Soil, Topographic, and Wetland, Soils Information, Soil Erosion and Drainage

Technical Assistance

Agricultural Irrigation, Agricultural Engineering Practices, Technical Assistance, Agronomic Practices, Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, NYSDEC Erosion & Sediment Controlc Training, LINPI, Invasive Species, Native Plants

Conservation Planning

Agricultural Value Assessment, Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Plans, USDA Conservation Programs, Ponds and Wildlife Watering Facilities


Workshops and Webinars The District regularly hosts, cohosts, partners, and participates in a variety of workshops throughout the year. These workshops range from “Soil Health in Pastures” to “Culvert Assessment Training” and are/ will be advertised on the home screen of our website and by email.

In The News

AEM Leopold Award - Sang Lee Announcement and Video

Brookhaven goes green with native plants at town hall

Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine has long promised to turn the town green


Meeting Schedule

Notice: District Board of Directors Meeting

Soil & Water - Board of Director's Meeting

Meeting Schedule for the District Board of Directors

Meeting Schedule for the District Board of Directors

Meeting Schedule for the District Board of Directors



Bids & Proposals

Helpful Telephone Numbers


Reference Materials

Related Links

Social Media

The District is on Instagram! Please follow us for education and outreach posts. (With link to District Instagram profile)


Language Access Plan

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901