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Summer 2012
Summer 2012
  • New Board Members - Terrence McCracken and Dr. Kelly Frothingham
  • USDA, NRCS Revised Nutrient Management Standard
  • Tonawanda Creek Watershed Ag Implementation Project Completed
  • 2012 Fish Stocking Order Form
  • AEM Program Progress and Future Goals
  • USDA FSA Acreage Reporting
Winter 2012
Winter 2012
  • District Receives $853,215 Agricultural Grant for Cattaraugus Creek
  • Great Lakes Basin Erosion & Sediment Control - Buffalo Creek
  • Great Lakes Basin Stream Restoration Project
  • Tree and Shrub Order Form
  • Lake Erie Watershed Protection Alliance - LEWPA
  • USDA Initiatives
  • District News
Summer 2011
Summer 2011
  • New Board Member - Ray Waterman
  • $ 5 Million in Emergency Watershed Protection
  • New District Engineer - Chris Fry
  • Envirothon - Congratulations to Buffalo HS
  • Cattaraugus Creek Ag Implementation Project Complete
  • Erie County Farm Planning
  • AEM Program Progress
Winter 2011
Winter 2011
  • Commemorating 30 Years of Service - Francis Gernatt
  • District Receives $675,631 Agricultural Grant for Upper Buffalo River
  • Great Lakes Basin Stream Restoration Project
  • Flood Recovery Partnership
  • Eighteenmile Creek Ag Implementation Project Complete
  • Tree and Shrub Order Form
  • Upcoming Events
Summer 2010
Summer 2010
  • New Board Member - Legislator Christina Bove
  • EWP Response to August 2009 Storm Damage
  • Envirothon - Congratulations to Springville HS
  • New NRCS Staff - Suzika Pagan Riestra
  • Grazing and AEM
  • Tree and Shrub Results
  • Fish Stocking Order Form
  • Upcoming Events
Winter 2010
Winter 2010
  • District Receives Agricultural Grant for Seven Creeks Watershed
  • Stream Team Update: Fall 2009
  • 2010 Conservation Funding Available
  • New Open Burning Regulations
  • CREP Project Completed in the Cattaraugus Creek Watershed
  • Tree and Shrub Order Form
  • Earth Team Volunteer of the Year
  • New District Staff - Allen Young
  • Upcoming Events
Summer 2009
Summer 2009
  • Landon Brook Bridge Project
  • Farmers Needed: Integrated Pest Management
  • Sabertooth at the Envirothon
  • Erosion and Sedement Control Training
  • Confirmation of EAB in Cattaraugus County
  • Envirothon Raffle
  • Landowner Incentive Program / Grassland Protection
Winter 2009
Winter 2009
  • New Board Member - Samuel Chivetta
  • Buffalo Creek Watershed Update
  • Envirothon Challenge
  • Erie County FSA News
  • CREP Project Completed
  • Sign -up for 2009 Conservation Programs
  • Tree and Shrub Order Form
  • Bluebird are Looking for Nesting Sites
Summer 2008
Summer 2008
  • District Expands Conservation Efforts on Eighteenmile Creek
  • AEM Progress and Future Goals
  • Envirothon - Congratulations to Springville HS
  • Wetland Reserve Program
  • Stormwater Construction General Permit
  • NYACD Annual Meeting
  • Upcoming Events
Winter 2008
Winter 2008
  • $65,993 Water Quality Improvement Project Completed
  • Environthon - Calling All Schools
  • Agricultural Assesment Program
  • FEMA Stream Debris Clean-Up
  • Beginning Farmer Loan Program
  • Board Vacancy
  • What is a Conservation District
  • Upcoming Events
Summer 2007
Summer 2007
  • Stream Update Spring/Summer
  • Help Our Farm Grow
  • Prescribed Grazing Systems
  • Tree and Shrub Program
  • Fish Stocking Order Form
  • Upcoming Events
Winter 2007
Winter 2007
  • District Receives Agricultural Grant for Tonawanda Creek Watershed
  • Agricultural Assessment Program
  • Holiday Trees
  • NYS Conservation Easement Tax Credit
  • Tree and Shrub Order Form
  • Envirothon
  • Western NY Trade Show
Summer 2006
Summer 2006
  • Eighteenmile Creek Watershed Project Update
  • District Receives Agricultural Grant for Cattaraugus Creek Watershed  
  • NRCS 2007 Program Sign-ups
  • Farm Assessments Available
  • New Staff Members: Melanie Saunders and Craig Domanowski
  • New Board Members: Legislators John Mills and Robert Reynolds
Winter 2006
Winter 2006
  • District Receives Agricultural Grant for Eighteenmile Creek Watershed  
  • District Assists Erie County Highway Department
  • Cleansweap Program
  • Eighteenmile Creek Streambank Stabilization Partnership
  • Agricultural Assessment Program
  • Tree and Shrub Order Form
Summer 2005
Summer 2005
  • Uncertain Future for the District
  • Envirothon - Congratulations to Springville HS
  • 56,000 Trees and Shrubs Planted 
January 2005
Winter 2005
.75 MB PDF
  • 2005 Tree and Shrub
  • 2005 Environthon
  • Eighteenmile Creek Partnership
  • New Board Member
  • New Staff Member
  • Annual Banquet
  • NRCS News
Summer 2004
Summer 2004
1.0 MB PDF
  • 2004 Environthon Winner!
  • Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM)
  • New Board Member
  • Fish Stocking
  • Invasive plants - Giant Hogweed
  • Financial Assistance for Soil and Water Conservation
  • Upcoming Events
  • New Staff
Winter 2003
Winter 2003
1.3 MB PDF
  • Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Program Order Form
  • 2004 Envirothon - Sign up now to compete!
  • Rural and Urban Neighbors Banquet Awards
  • District Assists Erie County Bureau of Forestry with Management Plan
  • Agricultural Pesticide Clean Sweep
  • 2004 Envirothon Raffle Winners
  • NRCS News
  • Holiday Gift Ideas
Fall 2003
Fall 2003
1.4 MB PDF
  • Phase 1 of Streambank Partnership Complete
  • Farmer Information Meeting to be held in Tonawanda Creek Watershed
  • Rural and Urban Neighbors Banquet - October 21st
  • Envirothon Raffle
  • Invasive Plants - Giant Hogweed and Cow Parsnip
  • District Spreads Conservation Message at Summer Events USDA Conservation Funding Assistance - Don't Give Up on It!
  • AmeriCorps Provides Valued Service
  • Fall Trout Stocking
  • Ag Construction Continues
Summer 2003
Summer 2003
1.3 MB PDF
  • Orchard Park Wins Erie County Envirothon
  • 87,000 Trees and Shrubs Planted
  • Stream Cleanups help Improve Our Waterfront
  • District Welcomes New Board Member - Legislator David Dale
  • New District Staff - Denise Goinski
  • Fish Stocking Program
  • Invasive Plants - Garlic Mustard
Spring 2003
Spring 2003
1 MB PDF
  • District Assists with Historic Canoe Launch Rehabilitation at Ellicott Creek Park
  • New Changes to Agricultural Assessments
  • Invasive Plants - Shrub Honeysuckle
  • District Board of Directors Spotlight: Jeanne Z. Chase
  • Use Barley Straw to Control Pond Algae New Federal Stormwater Regulations
  • County Plan of Approved Conservation Practices
Summer 2002
Summer 2002
2.6 MB PDF
  • Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District Hosts First Local Envirothon
  • Caring for Bare-Root Seedlings and Transplants
  • District Demonstrates Biotechnical Streambank Planting Techniques
  • Area Students Work to Restore Cazenovia Creek Streambanks
  • Invasive Plants - Purple Loosestrife
  • Welcome Sarah Kron, Soil Conservationist
  • Erie County Forest to Re-open Camp
  • Fish "Fry" Anyone
  • Rain Gardens Improve Water Quality
  • Funding Received for Streambank Protection