423 Griffing Avenue, Suite 110
Riverhead, New York 11901
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.
March 10th, 2022 at 4:00 pm
ZOOM Video Conferencing- Instructions below:
Instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person, members of the public may listen to or log into the video conference. We are encouraging the public to send in their statements for the public portion to the address below or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Minutes of the Board meeting will be posted on the Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District’s website.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ZOOM: You need to download the free software and sign in. Go to meetings and enter the ID Number.
TOPIC: Soil and Water Board of Directors Meeting
DATE: March 10th, 2022
TIME: 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION:
MEETING ID: 843 128 8555
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On August 31st, 2022, please join us from 3:30-6:30pm for the LI Soil Health Field Day!
March 29, 2022 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 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.
Training Registration Information (PDF)
The District created a survey for Suffolk County agriculture producers to get their input on their knowledge of, and experiences with cover crops and cover cropping systems in day-to-day operations. The survey is available both virtually and physically for interested participants. Please complete this survey by July 1st, 2021
Suffolk County SWCD Cover Crop Survey
SC SWCD Cover Crop Survey (PDF)
Year In Review
The Agriculture in the Classroom Grant Program is back for another round in 2022! Please check out additional information in the brochure below, and follow the RFP when creating or improving your school's application. The grant is open to Suffolk County schools (K-12) and requesting funds may range between $500 and $3,000. The deadline to apply ends COB Marth 11th, 2022.
2022 Agriculture in the Classroom Brochure
2022 Agriculture in the Classroom RFP
The 24th Annual Envirothon will be taken place on Wednesday, April 27th 2022 and will be hosted by one of our sponsors: Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. The Envirothon is a high school level, environmental studies competition event for Nassau and Suffolk county schools. Please check out the documents below for additional information.
2022 Envirothon Flyer
2022 Envirothon Advisor Brochure
Site Plan and Subdivision Reviews, Shoreline and Bluff Erosion Control
MAPS: Aerials, Soil, Topographic, and Wetland, Soils Information, Soil Erosion and Drainage
Agricultural Irrigation, Agricultural Engineering Practices, Technical Assistance, Agronomic Practices, Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, NYSDEC Erosion & Sediment Controlc Training, LINPI, Invasive Species, Native Plants
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.
January 9, 2019
February 14, 2019
April 11, 2019
May 9, 2019
June 13, 2019
July 18, 2019
September 12, 2019
October 10, 2019
November 14, 2019
January 2, 2020
Febuary 13, 2020
March 12, 2020
June 11, 2020
July 9, 2020
September 10, 2020
Bids & Proposals
Helpful Telephone Numbers
The District is on Instagram! Please follow us for education and outreach posts. (With link to District Instagram profile)
Language Access Plan