50 Commerce Way
East Aurora, NY 14052
Phone (716) 652-8480
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Erie County
Soil and Water
Conservation District


About Us
Tree & Shrub

It is the mission of the  District to protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the present and future generations of Erie County residents through the conservation of soil, water, air, plant and animal resources by delivery of sound, science-based, locally-directed, technical and educational assistance.



2023 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Program Order Form Is Here!

8 varieties of Transplants - 30 varieties
of Seedlings, and Seedling Combination Packs:
Wildlife Habitat - Bird & Butterfly
- Nut Tree - Homeowner - Transplant

Order Form

Planting Tree and Shrub Seedlings Will:

 -Provide wildlife food and habitat
- Protect water quality
- Shelter crops and landscape
- Reduce air pollution
- Stabilize erodible land
- Reduce heating/cooling expenses


2023 Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops

NYSDEC-endorsed 4-hour GP-0-20-001 Training

Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District and WNY Stormwater Coalition will host two DEC-Endorsed 4-hour Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops for Construction Site Contractors and Operators in Winter 2023.  The workshops will be Wednessday January 11th and Thursday February 9th, 2023; 8:30am- 1:00pm.  (Please note both classes will be virtual

All contractors and subcontractors working under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYSDEC) Permit GP-0-20-001 (SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity), must identify at least one Trained Contractor from their company that will be responsible for implementation of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and have at least one Trained Contractor perform a daily site inspection when soil disturbance activities are being performed.  Also, developers must have a Qualified Inspector conduct regular site inspections in accordance with GP-0-20-001.

All Qualified Inspectors and Trained Contractors must complete 4 hours of training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control through a program endorsed by NYDEC, SWCD or CPESC, Inc. every three years. Upon completion, each participant will receive a NYS DEC registration number that is valid for 3 years.  Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), LA's and PE's are exempt from these training requirements.  These events are not a workshop series; they are the same class being provided on two different days.

Registration fee is $95.00 per attendee.  Attendees must pre-register. Register for a class by clicking a registration link below. Please contact Don Stribick at (716) 652-8480 x 8556 or don.stribick@ny.nacdnet.net for questions..

Also check the NYSDEC website for more trainings and additional information at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8699.html.

January Workshop (Class Full)

February Workshop (Class Full)



Are you a high school student or teacher interested in the outdoors or the environment? If so,
the ERIE COUNTY ENVIROTHON is a perfect opportunity for you! To learn more about this exciting
local program that connects students with environmental professionals and gives participants a
chance to win some great prizes, click on link below! Don't miss out on this year's program -
sign up now!

Click here for information on the Envirothon





Images courtesy of USDA NRCS.


Conservation Practices

Click here for Bluebird Conservation

Windbreaks - Click here for information on how to use nature to protect natural resources



Stop by the District office for these additional items:
Bluebird and Bat Houses - Wood Duck Boxes - Field Identification Guides - Planting Spades
Topographic Maps - Backyard Conservation Kits

Gift Certificates also available in any denomination

Office Map