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Allegany County

Allegany County Soil and Water Conservation District
5390 County Road 48
Belmont, New York 14813
PH: 585-268-7831 x3
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Scott Torrey

The FLLOWPA program in Allegany County addresses pre-disaster hazard mitigation on the Genesee River and its tributaries, stormwater runoff, flooding, threatened infrastructure and agricultural nonpoint source pollution. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Address severe sediment pollution, riverbank erosion and imminent threats to infrastructure;
  • Control and reduce sources of water pollution from agricultural waste streams and barnyard runoff;
  • Reduce phosphorous runoff which is impacting Rushford Lake and causing harmful algal blooms to occur in the Lake; and
  • Reduce phosphorous runoff throughout the watershed.

The above water quality concerns have been identified as high and medium priority areas for action in the Genesee River Basin Nine Element Watershed Plan, the Water Quality Strategy, the Pre-disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan, the AEM Strategy for the County and by the Allegany County Health Department to mitigate severe bank erosion and the attendant sediment pollution, nutrient, pathogen and pesticide loading of streams and groundwater, and lack of public awareness of water related ecosystems. 

Water quality impacts in Allegany County’s portion of the Genesee River Basin have been noted through the loss of recreational activities and stress to aquatic life by impacts to fisheries from sedimentation, erosion, and urban/stormwater runoff. Public health has been impacted by nutrient enrichment, and pathogen, pesticide, and sediment pollution to drinking water sources. The habitat and hydrology in some places have been affected by sedimentation and gravel deposition from streambank erosion.


Cayuga County

Cayuga County Planning Board
County Office Building, Fifth Floor
160 Genesee Street
Auburn, New York 13021
PH: 315-253-1276
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Michele Wunderlich

The Cayuga County FLLOWPA program addresses several priorities of concern included in the Cayuga County Water Quality Management Strategy such as water quality monitoring, invasive species control, the review and update of watershed rules and regulations, septic system management, streambank stabilization, and education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Assist municipal compliance with the Federal Phase II Stormwater Regulations;
  • Continue watershed inspections and enforcement of the Cayuga County Sanitary Code;
  • Conduct educational programs and implement control measures for invasive and nuisance species including mechanical harvesting of aquatic plants and geese management at Emerson Park (public beach);
  • Continue sediment and nutrient monitoring programs on Owasco Lake tributaries and support local lake association participation in the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP);
  • Continue phosphorus education and sampling programs;
  • Support the process of updating the Owasco Lake Watershed Rules and Regulations;
  • Conduct streambank stabilization work on priority tributaries to Owasco Lake;
  • Coordinate Project WET workshops in Cayuga County and hold a Project WET festival to kick off water education in schools; and
  • Support interpretive exhibits at Sterling Nature Center and print materials on shoreline erosion and prevention techniques.


Chemung County

Chemung County Soil and Water Conservation District
851 Chemung Street
Hogsheads, New York 14858
PH: 607-739-2009
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: James Diederich

The Chemung County FLLOWPA program addresses several goals of the Chemung County Water Quality Committee including water quality, flooding, habitat restoration, fisheries, recreation, stormwater runoff and public education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Implement eleven federally mandated MS4 stormwater plans, in cooperation with the Chemung County Stormwater Coalition;
  • Conduct a Phase II Stormwater workshop and provide outreach focusing on the newly developed Stream Guide;
  • Provide local municipalities and landowners information from the newly designed Best Management Practices During Timber Harvesting Operations; 
  • Implement projects compatible with documented watershed needs and goals, including road ditch stabilization and streambank stabilization through natural stream design;
  • Assist farms with the cover crop program;
  • Continue to work with local municipalities with the Countywide Stream Program;
  • Continue to assist municipalities with our hydroseeding program;
  • Continue to build a chemical and biological database through stream monitoring at 20 sites and apply a new technique for identifying coliform sources;
  • Produce an annual newsletter mailed to 1,400 to showcase projects and education on water quality issues; and
  • Continue with our Rain Barrel Program.


Cortland County

Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District
100 Grange Place, Room 202
Cortland, New York 13045
PH: 607-345-4624
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Chad Hill

Cortland County’s FLLOWPA program continues to be guided by the County’s Water Quality
Strategy and focuses on topics such as nonpoint source pollution, water quality monitoring,
invasive species control, septic system management, streambank stabilization, flood resilience,
culvert and road infrastructure and education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Provide technical assistance to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and other farms by implementing Best Management Practices identified under whole farm
  • Hydroseed road ditches or other disturbed areas as requested by County municipalities;
  • Provide technical and other assistance to four lake associations (Little York Lake, Tully Lake, Song Lake and Melody Lake) as they implement their management plans for aquatic invasive species control;
  • Provide technical and other assistance to municipalities for stream stabilization and culvert replacement to reduce erosion and improve aquatic organism passage;
  • Provide technical assistance to developers, municipalities, and other parties to improve stormwater management; and
  • Provide educational and public awareness programs to encourage local stewardship of water resources and increase understanding of water quality challenges, through events such as Conservation Field Days, River Cleanup, Rural Landowners’ Workshops, the Envirothon, Water Festival and Water Week.


Genesee County

Genesee County Soil and Water Conservation District
29 Liberty Street, Suite 3
Batavia, New York 14020-3238
PH: 585-343-2362
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Jared Elliott

The Genesee County FLLOWPA program is guided by the Genesee County Water Quality Coordinating Committee and addresses nonpoint sources of water quality pollution, stormwater runoff, drinking water protection, watershed planning, and public education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Provide technical and financial assistance to farm operations for the development of conservation plans and implementation of best management practices in the Black Creek, Oak Orchard, Oatka Creek, and Tonawanda Creek watersheds;
  • Continue to assist in the creation and implementation of watershed management plans for Oatka Creek, Black Creek, and Oak Orchard;
  • Provide technical and financial assistance to municipalities, including hydroseeding disturbed critical areas;
  • Monitor watershed health within the county, including the collection of field and laboratory data in accordance with the approved NYSDEC - FLLOWPA Quality Assurance Management Plan and program specific Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP); and
Assist watershed committees and landowners with watershed planning efforts using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


Hamilton County

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District
P.O. Box 166
Lake Pleasant, New York 12108-0166
PH: 518-548-3991
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Caitlin Stewart

The Hamilton County FLLOWPA program is guided by the Hamilton County Water Quality Strategy and focuses on nonpoint source pollution reduction, watershed monitoring, invasive species, and public education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Hydroseed;
  • Aid municipalities with culvert sizing and aquatic passage;
  • Stabilize streambanks and shorelines;
  • Collect baseline data on priority lakes for the effective analysis of long-term trends;
  • Assist municipalities and landowners with septic system programs and inquiries ;
  • Monitor and manage terrestrial and aquatic invasive species that adversely impact water quality; and
Focus public outreach and education on shoreline management, nonpoint source pollution, lake stewardship and trends, watersheds, and invasive species.


Herkimer County

Herkimer - Oneida County Comprehensive Planning
321 Main Street
Utica, New York 13501
PH: (315) 798-5710
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Kristin Campbell

Herkimer County’s FLLOWPA program focuses on water resource issues identified by the Herkimer County Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC) including agricultural best management practices, nutrient management, management of on-site septic systems, erosion and sediment control, stormwater and flood hazard mitigation, water supply protection, data development and enhancement, and proper land use management. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Enable the Herkimer County WQCC to continue to implement a long-term monitoring and assessment program to establish baseline data and determine trends in water quality within high priority watersheds;
  • Implement best management practices to reduce erosion and sedimentation, recycle agricultural wastes, manage nutrients, protect drinking water supplies, and manage stormwater;
  • Continue Herkimer County WQCC’s groundwater monitoring program to document annual trends in groundwater quantity;
  • Develop public education initiatives to increase the awareness of water quality and quantity issues;
  • Support the development and distribution of publications, public workshops, and school functions to support other key initiatives at the state, county, regional and local levels (ex. Stormwater Phase II program); and
  • Enhance and support the continued application of enhanced data management systems.


Jefferson County

Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District
25451 NYS Route 12
Watertown, New York 13601
PH: 315-782-2749 FAX: 315-782-3054
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Sarah Trick

The Jefferson County FLLOWPA program focuses on the recommended actions of the
County’s Water Quality Strategy by addressing the protection of the county’s water
resources, documenting water quality trends, developing 9E watershed management
plans, identifying water quality problems, developing BMPs, and utilizing various
methods to educate the public. FLLOWPA funding is leveraged with other funding
sources to implement BMPs whenever possible. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Monitor watersheds to establish baseline data, determine trends, develop 9E watershed management plans, and identify problems and implement appropriate BMPs for long-term watershed management;
  • Support the Jefferson County AEM program by providing technical assistance and BMP designs;
  • Continue to educate highway staff and municipalities on the importance of soil stabilization (hydroseeding) practices to reduce sedimentation and proper culvert sizing;
  • Track the establishment and spread of invasive aquatic and terrestrial species and implement BMPs for removal and control of identified infestations;
  • Provide cost-share assistance for landowners and/or municipalities for BMPs identified in the 9E watershed management plans and AEM conservation plans;
  • Provide cost-share assistance for landowners and/or municipalities interested in shoreline buffers to reduce erosion and limit untreated runoff entering streams;
  • Provide education and outreach: Continue our new educational program for 4th grade students focusing primarily on our MS4 elementary classrooms, Stormwater – Carbon Awareness – Reforestation Education for Students (SWCARES), Envirothon, 4-hour Erosion & Sediment Control training; and
  • Assist municipalities within the MS4 Stormwater Coalition to identify and implement green infrastructure practices to reduce and improve stormwater
    volume and quality.


Lewis County

Lewis County Soil and Water Conservation District
5274 Outer Stowe Road, Suite 1
Lowville, New York 13367
PH: 315-376-6122
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Nichelle Swisher

The FLLOWPA program in Lewis County addresses stormwater, failing septic systems, drinking water contamination, nutrient and waste management, and erosion and sedimentation issues and invasive species. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Apply for grants and implement recommended Best Management Practices to protect water quality based on the Black River Watershed Management Plan;
  • Conduct the Annual Black River Watershed Conference, Annual Black River Trash Bash (shoreline cleanup) and serve as the lead agency for the Lewis County Water Quality Coordinating Committee;
  • Utilize bioengineering techniques, such as hydroseeding, to minimize erosion while educating highway departments and contractors on accepted erosion control procedures;
  • Provide technical assistance to municipalities for hazard mitigation and streambank protection;
  • Provide sampling equipment and education on biological and chemical water quality monitoring to the general public;
  • Maintain stream gauge system monitoring water quality and water levels on the Black River, Beaver River and Deer River;
  • Assist local lake associations in educating their shoreline residents on proper septic system design and maintenance;
  • Provide technical assistance for cost-share programs for remediation of failing septic systems based on demonstrated need;
  • Inventory and manage aquatic invasives and terrestrial invasive species associated with degrading riparian areas;
  • Provide technical assistance with invasive species control, wetland and stream regulations; and
  • Identify harmful algal blooms.


Livingston County

Livingston County Planning Department
6 Court Street, Room 305
Geneseo, New York 14454-1043
PH: 585-243-7550
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Heather Ferrero

The FLLOWPA program in Livingston County supports programs aimed at preserving Conesus Lake as a valuable natural resource.  FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Reduce soil erosion hydroseeding county and town roadways;
  • Reduce aquatic weed and algae growth by promoting the use of agricultural Best Management Practices and reducing the cost of conservation improvements such as cropping and manure handling on farms in the watershed;
  • Assist the Conesus Lake Watershed Inspection Program and the Conesus Lake Watershed Council by supporting research needs and water quality monitoring;
  • Sponsor public education events to increase awareness of lake and watershed issues, water quality, watershed management, and the Conesus Lake Watershed Management Plan; and
  • Support implementation of the watershed management plan recommendations.


Madison County

Madison County Planning Department
County Office Building, Box 606
Wampsville, New York 13163
PH: 315-366-2498
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Scott Ingmire

Madison County focuses its FLLOWPA program on a variety of issues including: CSLAP water quality monitoring, stream restoration and erosion control, storm resiliency and agricultural BMP implementation. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Coordinate local participation in the NYSDEC and NYS Federation of Lake Associations volunteer water quality monitoring program;
  • Implement various agricultural Best Management Practices on priority farms in Madison County as part of the Agricultural Environmental Management process;
  • Plan and install prescribed grazing systems on farms in the Oneida Lake Watershed;
  • Educate and work with landowners to protect and restore streamside buffers along priority streams;
  • Support our local chapter of Trout Unlimited in their work with NYS DEC and USFWS to restore trout habitat and stream function in Chittenango Creek; and
  • Assist in the design and implementation of demonstration stormwater management and native species plantings at Delphi Falls County Park.


Monroe County

Monroe County Department of Environmental Services
145 Paul Road
Rochester, New York 14624
PH: 585-753-7684
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Andy Sansone

Monroe County’s FLLOWPA program focuses on three primary areas, watershed monitoring, public education and outreach and streambank stabilization. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Support a 30-year cooperative agreement with USGS to monitor streamflow and water quality at select locations, focusing on the water quality of Irondequoit Creek, the major tributary to Irondequoit Bay;
  • Support the boat launch steward program, developed in 2019 to help address the growing concern with invasive species in the Great Lakes. The steward program is a collaboration with the Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) to provide boat launch stewards at 2-3 launches during the busy summer boating season. The stewards help to educate hundreds of boaters about aquatic invasive species and how to clean and inspect their boats;
  • Address streambank and shoreline stabilization projects by evaluating target locations and designing and implementing stabilization practices to reduce erosion and prevent Irondequoit Bay shoreline damage caused by high lake levels.


Niagara County

Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District
4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, New York 14094
pH: 716-434-4949
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Mark Seider

The FLLOWPA program in Niagara County focuses on water quality issues such as non-point source pollution from nutrients and sediment. Sources of pollutants consist of contaminated sediments, storm sewers, agriculture, urban runoff, and stream bank erosion. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Continue planning in all watersheds within the county with an emphasis on agricultural non-point source pollution control and providing technical assistance to farmers;
  • Continue countywide water quality sampling programs to assess stream health and prioritize sites contributing to stream degradation in order to direct abatement efforts to areas causing the greatest problems;
  • Implement Best Management Practices to protect water quality on farms including barnyard water management, milkhouse waste treatment systems, silage leachate filter strips, stream bank stabilization, stream crossings, and fencing;
  • Stabilize stream banks and ditches to decrease nutrient inputs and sedimentation;
  • Organize and participate in outreach and educational events to disseminate information on water quality and invasive species; and
  • Eradicate the invasive species Japanese knotweed from all identified locations in the County.


Oneida County

Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District
121 Second Street
Oriskany, NY 13424
PH: 315-736-3334
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Jessica McLaughlin

Oneida County’s FLLOWPA program continues to focus on implementing the Oneida Lake Watershed Management Plan and addresses water resource protection, agricultural best management practices, reducing erosion and sedimentation from construction sites, stormwater runoff, and public education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of farms that have participated in the AEM program by monitoring upstream and downstream of manure storage facilities and silage leachate collection facilities;
  • Develop a forest and woodland management plan that focuses on windbreak establishment and other silviculture best management practices on logging sites;
  • Continue to provide support for the Envirothon program for high school participants and stormwater program for contractors, codes officers, and municipal officials;
  • Organize an agricultural plastics collection and recycling project; and
  • Create an internet mapping system incorporating historical photographs, soils, DEC wetlands, roads, and flood plains.


Onondaga County

Onondaga County Department of Health
421 Montgomery Street
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
PH: 315-435-6623
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Lisa Letteney

Onondaga County’s FLLOWPA program is guided by the County’s Water Quality
Strategy which focuses on priority waterbodies and drinking water protection, invasive
species control, agricultural best management practices, water quality monitoring, and
stormwater management. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Collaborate with Cayuga, Madison, and Oswego Counties and citizen groups on a multifaceted water chestnut control program in the Three Rivers system;
  • Expand the native plant restoration program where water chestnut has been eliminated;
  • Continue to control aquatic plants in Cross Lake, Seneca River, Tully Lake, Otisco Lake and Skaneateles Lake;
  • Install agricultural best management practices in the Onondaga Lake, Oneida Lake, Otisco Lake, Skaneateles Lake, Tully Lake, West Tioughnioga, and Seneca River watersheds; and
  • Reduce stormwater runoff and water quality pollution by educating the public (and constructing) innovative nutrient management techniques.


Ontario County

Ontario County Planning Department
20 Ontario Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424
PH: 585-396-4489
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Betsy Landre

Ontario County’s FLLOWPA program currently supports priority projects identified in
lake and watershed management plans for Canandaigua, Honeoye, and Seneca Lakes.  FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Support Canandaigua Lake and Tributary Monitoring in partnership with the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council and Finger Lakes Community College, in accordance with a NYSDEC-approved Quality Assurance Project Plan;
  • Support Nine Element (9E) Watershed Planning and Public Outreach for Seneca Lake in association with Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization, Seneca Watershed Steward, and Finger Lakes Institute. As the 9E Plan is completed in 2022, emphasis will shift in 2023 to implementation and continued public outreach.
  • Support Honeoye Lake Nuisance and Invasive Aquatic Vegetation Control through mechanical harvesting and shoreline management, in partnership with the Ontario County Planning Department, Towns of Richmond and Canadice, Honeoye Lake Watershed Task Force, and Honeoye Lake residents.
  • Conduct countywide non-point source pollution control through green infrastructure installations, streambank stabilization, erosion and sediment control Best Management Practices on agricultural lands, and resiliency planning and projects with municipalities;
  • Conduct Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Inspection Tracking Program upgrade, with web-based, geo-referencing; and
  • Conduct Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Treatment in priority stream gullies in the Honeoye and Canandaigua Lake watersheds to prevent loss of Eastern hemlock trees that anchor soils on steep, fragile slopes, and provide stormwater filtration and shade, important to both water quality and aquatic (in particular, trout) habitat. Project lead is Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District in cooperation with local watershed organizations, Ontario County Dept. of Public Works, Finger Lakes PRISM, and other agencies and partners.


Orleans County

Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District
446 West Avenue
Albion, New York 14411
PH: 585-589-5959
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Katie Sommerfeldt

FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Assist local highway departments with seeding of drainage ditches, streambanks, and any areas that are subject to erosion to decrease nutrient inputs and sedimentation;
  • Hold workshops to educate residents about identifying/reporting invasive aquatic species, maintaining healthy streams, stormwater regulations, and source water protection;
  • Help purchase equipment that can be shared by towns and villages in the county that will be used to reduce erosion, flooding, and improve the maintenance of ditches and swales;
  • Assist farmers and municipalities in improving areas of environmental concern such as areas with agricultural runoff, nutrient runoff and erosion concerns;
  • Assist local residents with recommendations on how to reduce water quality pollution and improve drainage of their property; and
  • Mow ditches that cannot be mowed with conventional equipment due to slope or steepness, rather than using chemicals or dredging;


Oswego County

Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District
3105 NYS Route 3
Fulton, New York 13069
PH: 315-592-9663
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Joe Chairvolotti

The FLLOWPA program in Oswego County focuses on a variety of water resource concerns including failing septic systems, aquatic invasive species, nutrient loading, sedimentation, and erosion. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Repair three to five failing septic systems for homeowners located within the Governor’s Quality Community Program area;
  • Control up to 50 acres of invasive aquatic plants by mechanical harvesting in the Oneida River and Oswego River;
  • Support chemical control and handpulling initiatives within Central New York waterways; and
  • Continue to monitor streams in the Sheldon Creek subwatershed in conjunction with recently installed best management practices to reduce soil erosion and nutrient losses.


Schuyler County

Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District
PO Box 326
Montour Falls, New York 14865
PH: 607-535-9650
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Jerry Verrigni

The Schuyler County FLLOWPA program addresses water quality issues in the watersheds of Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake and the watersheds. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Continue to collaborate with the farms, landowners and the county and eight town highway departments to improve road ditch maintenance, upsize cross culverts, and perform stream stabilization procedures to reduce erosion from storm water runoff;
  • Implement Best Management Practices and specific projects designed to improve water quality throughout the county;
  • Continue to expand GIS capabilities to assist planning decisions relating to water quality;
  • Build retention ponds in upper sub reaches of flood prone watersheds to mitigate high intensity short duration storm events; and
  • Continue to produce a SWCD newsletter to inform residents of water quality issues and activities.


Seneca County

Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation District
2041 US Route 20, Suite #2
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
PH: 315-568-4366
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Erin Peruzzini

Seneca County’s FLLOWPA program focuses on water quality problems throughout the County, with emphasis in the Cayuga and Seneca Lake watersheds. Efforts are concentrated on three core program areas consisting of mechanical aquatic plant harvesting, implementation of Best Management Practices that aid in reducing nutrient and sediment loading and education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Provide mechanical aquatic plant harvesting in Cayuga Lake and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal to remove invasive vegetation and improve navigational access and recreational opportunities;
  • Provide technical and financial assistance with implementation of Agricultural Best Management Practices;
  • Assist County and Town highway departments reduce erosion and sedimentation from exposed roadbanks by providing technical and financial assistance;
  • Assist municipalities and/or landowners with streambank stabilization projects with the goal of controlling erosion and sedimentation; and
  • Provide educational events and opportunities for Seneca County residents based on local needs related to water quality and general conservation practices.


Steuben County

Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation District
USDA Service Center
415 W. Morris Street
Bath, New York 14810-1038
PH: 607-776-7398 ext. 3
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Jeff Parker

The FLLOWPA program in Steuben County is guided by the Steuben County Water Quality Strategy and addresses sedimentation and erosion, nutrient loading, invasive aquatic plants, and stormwater management. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Continue to collaborate with lake associations to conduct weed harvesting and water quality monitoring on Keuka Lake, Salubria Lake, Smith Pond, and Demmon Lake.
  • Continue water sampling programs on Smith Pond, Loon Lake, Salubria Lake, and in the Meads Creek watershed to identify problems and trends and guide management actions.
  • Collaborate with the Steuben County Department of Public works to seed 85 acres to prevent erosion and sedimentation.
  • Complete four streambank stabilization projects and 2,000 feet of bioengineering.
  • Support education and outreach to local town planning, code enforcement officers and contractors on the importance of Phase II compliance.
  • Provide assistance in developing and implementing sediment and erosion control plans.


Tompkins County

Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District
170 Bostwick Road
Ithaca, New York 14850
PH: 607-257-2340 ext. 115
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Jon Negley

Tompkins County’s FLLOWPA program focuses on the issues identified in the Countywide Water Quality Strategies/priorities, Tompkins County Agricultural Environmental Management Strategy, Cayuga/Owasco Lake HAB Action Plans, Cayuga Lake Draft TMDL for phosphorus reduction and Owasco Lake 9 Element and Water Quality Strategy.  These issues range from sediment pollution and other threats to public water supplies, stormwater management, public education and outreach, Invasive Species Management, and watershed nutrient pollution reduction. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Support a technical assistance and cost-share program to assist landowners and municipalities in implementing flood mitigation/nutrient reduction/sediment stabilization projects in high priority watersheds on agricultural and non-agricultural lands;
  • Support water quality monitoring efforts in the Cayuga Lake watershed;
  • Continue the successful hydroseeding and mulching programs throughout the county;
  • Conduct education and outreach programs in conjunction with the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network to slow & stop the spread of invasive species such as Hydrilla; and
  • Support the continued operation of USGS gauging stations on Sixmile Creek.


Wayne County

Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District
7312 Route 31
Lyons, New York 14489
PH: 315-946-7200
e-mail: [email protected]
Contacts: Lindsey Gerstenslager

The FLLOWPA program in Wayne County supports land management for water quality including water resources monitoring and planning, public education and outreach, nonpoint source pollution abatement, and aquatic invasive species management. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Mechanically harvest aquatic invasive species from sensitive ecosystem areas in Sodus Bay, East Bay, Port Bay, Blind Sodus Bay, and Maxwell Bay for water quality and mitigation of bacterial algal blooms;
  • Nonpoint source projects that specifically address water quality management solutions for local streams, floodplains and farms; 
  • Watershed Management Assessment through technical assistance and monitoring/ sampling for sub-watersheds of Lake Ontario; and
  • Provide public education and outreach including technical assistance, literature, brochures, workshops and the annual Invasive Species Calendar.


Wyoming County

Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District
Wyoming County Agriculture & Business Center
36 Center Street, Suite D
Warsaw, New York 14569
PH: 585-786-5070
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Alan Fagan

Wyoming County’s FLLOWPA program helps to initiate and implement many programs that meet local needs such as streambank erosion, CAFO regulations, road ditch runoff, public awareness, and implementation of Best Management Practices. FLLOWPA funds are used to:

  • Install Best Management Practices and engineering for agricultural nonpoint source pollution control;
  • Complete stream assessments within county watersheds and assist in providing maps for water quality program implementation;
  • Demonstrate Best Management Practices on major stream channels and tributaries;
  • Manage invasive species throughout the county that threaten water quality;
  • Create water quality education programs and materials for other water quality concerns in the Lake Ontario Basin; and
  • Stabilize road ditches by hydroseeding and implementing Best Management Practices to reduce sedimentation to local waterbodies.


Yates County

Yates County Soil and Water Conservation District
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, New York 14527
PH: 315-536-5188
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Colby Petersen

The FLLOWPA program in Yates County serves to enhance local and state programs aimed at assessing and reducing sediments, pollutants, and pathogens entering Seneca, Keuka, and Canandaigua Lakes. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Provide technical assistance to towns for site plan review and to contractors/landowners in developing and implementing stormwater management plans;
  • Survey, design and implement streambank and roadbank stabilization measures;
  • Provide survey and design technical support to highway departments;
  • Perform construction site inspections for proper erosion and sediment control practices;
  • Hydroseed or bale mulch 10 acres for critical area water quality protection;
  • Assist with education and training programs for code enforcement officers, contractors, and real estate personnel;
  • Support education and outreach of the agricultural community through Soil Health Workshops;
  • Support water quality monitoring efforts on the Finger Lakes in the county;
  • Assist the County Planning Department with expanding GIS utilization at county and municipal offices; and
  • Survey and remove both aquatic and terrestrial invasive species.

Kristy LaManche, Program Coordinator
Water Resources Board
3105 NYS Route 3
Fulton, NY 13069
T: 315-592-9663 F: 315-592-9595
Finger Lakes - Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance is a coalition of 25 counties in New York State's Lake Ontario drainage basin.
FLLOWPA fosters coordinated watershed management programs across the Lake Ontario Basin based on local needs.
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