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Welcome to the Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District


The Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a public service agency dedicated to the conservation of natural resources in Ontario County.


District staff and Board of Directors members are committed to providing technical assistance and education to the residents of Ontario County to ensure the wise use of soil, water, and other natural resources.

Ontario County is rich in natural resources: it contains or shares five of the Finger Lakes. Rich agricultural lands, extensive forests, abundant wildlife and water resources enhance the quality of life for all residents of the county. It is the duty and privilege of the Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District to preserve and protect these resources while helping to maintain farming as a viable, profitable and environmentally sound enterprise.

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