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About the Ontario County Soil & Water Conservation District

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.


480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424


Tel: 585-396-1450


Hours:  7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday

For general inquiries please contact us:

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Megan Webster
District Manager

Tad Gerace
Conservation District Technician

Tucker Kautz
Senior Conservation District Technician

Diana Thorn
Secretary-Treasurer to the Board 


Tyler Ohle
Canandaigua Lake Watershed Inspector

Jamie Noga
Administrative Assistant to Watershed Inspector

Katie Lafler
Water Resources Technician

Alaina Robarge
Conservation District Educator

Jennifer May
Conservation District Technician

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Sam Casella 
Chairperson, Practical Farmer

Jim Malyj

Vice-Chairman, NYS Farm Bureau


Kenneth Livermore 

NYS Grange

Dale Stell
Ontario County Supervisor

Mark Venuti 
Ontario County Supervisor

Edward Jackson 
Member At Large

Amanda Amadon

Practical Farmer

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