Soil & Water
1942 Old DeKalb Rd.
Canton, New York 13617

Ph: 315-386-3582
Fx: 855-401-1956


 About the Soil and Water Conservation District



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 1/31/2021 At-large
Vice Chair Adam Cook, Potsdam 12/31/2021  Ag At-Large
Treasurer Becky Allen, South Colton 10/31/2020 Non Ag At-Large
Member Patrick Smith 12/31/2021  Farm Bureau
Member  Mark Mathews, Ogdensburg 12/31/2021 Grange
Member Kevin Acres, Madrid  12/31/2019  County Legislator
Member John Burke, Norfolk 12/31/2019 County Legislator

Board of Directors next meeting handouts

Board of Directors Bios

Staff - The Soil and Water Conservation District currently staffs four positions.

District Law - New York State Law that governs Soil and Water Conservation District.

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