The Soil and Water Conservation District is co-located in the St. Lawrence County USDA Service Center at 1942 Old DeKalb Road, Canton, NY.
What is the Soil and Water Conservation District of St. Lawrence County?
The Soil and Water Conservation District of St. Lawrence County was established by the County Board of Supervisors on June 11, 1957 in response to landowners’ needs and interest in soil and water conservation programs.
There are seven directors who are appointed by the County Legislature. Two directors represent the legislature, one the Farm Bureau, one the Grange, and three are Directors-at-Large. The District is a legal subdivision of state government and is responsible under state law for conservation work within its boundaries.
The directors meet as needed to carry on routine business, establish priorities for assistance, and review technical work.
Organization: The organizational tree to see how the levels are connected.
Board of Directors
|Position||Director Name/Town||Term Expires||Organization Represented|
|Chairperson||Robert Andrews, Jr. Gouverneur||1/31/2024||At-Large|
|Vice Chair||Adam Cook, Potsdam||12/31/2021||Ag At-Large|
|Treasurer||Becky Allen, South Colton||10/31/2023||Non Ag At-Large|
|Member||Patrick Smith||12/31/2021||Farm Bureau|
|Member||Mark Mathews, Ogdensburg||12/31/2021||Grange|
|Member||Kevin Acres, Madrid||12/31/2023||County Legislator|
|Member||John Burke, Norfolk||12/31/2023||County Legislator|
Staff - The Soil and Water Conservation District currently staffs four positions.
District Law - New York State Law that governs Soil and Water Conservation District.