Dustin Lewis, District Manager – Email:
Shannon McCarthy, Office Manager
Scott Monica, Senior Field TechnicianEmail:
Dan Palemire, Field Technician  Email:

Phone: (518) 885-6900

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50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Additional Information/Files to Download

AEM Project Funding Available

Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) is a framework that helps farms make common – sense, cost – effective and science – based decisions to help meet business objectives while protective the State’s natural resources.  Farmers work with local AEM resource professionals from their Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) to assess, plan, implement and evaluate conservation practices to address environmental risks on the farm.

The current round of funding is to assist farms to implement projects they have identified in their Tier 4 plans.  This is a cost sharing program that allows up to $50,000 in reimbursement.  The farm is required to pay a minimum of 12.5% of project costs.  Once a project is awarded, the project must be 100% complete before reimbursement is allowed.

The program timeframe is January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023.  Any farm that wished to be considered must be currently involved with AEM & have a Tier 4 plan in place.

The deadline to submit an application is September 1, 2021 at NOON.  Any applications received after this time will not be accepted.

AEM Grant Application 2021


Erosion, Sediment Control & Stormwater Training Classes

Upcoming classes being held this year by Saratoga County SWCD:


Anyone who wishes to participate must pre-register.  Photo ID is required at the time of check in.  Please review the flyer for more information.

The District also offers private classes for businesses!  If you have a larger group that needs training & a meeting room, we can come to you.  Please contact Shannon at for more information.


No Trill Drill Rental Program

Saratoga County SWCD is now accepting requests to rent our 2007 No Till Sunflower Drill.  Please see the flyer below for more information.  Also below is the Rental Request Form which will need to be completed for prospective users.

No Till Flyer

Rental Form Request


Dwaas Kill Septic Grant Information:

Letter from Clifton Park Supervisor: Clifton Park

Letter from Halfmoon Supervisor: Halfmoon

Septic Grant Information & Application: Septic System – Intro letter & App

Caring for Your Septic System Information: Caring for Your Septic System


Monthly Board of Director Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3pm.  Until further notice all meetings will be held over Zoom, please contact for the meeting ID & password

Monthly Agenda:

Agenda 2021 January

Agenda 2021 February

Agenda – March 2021

Agenda 2021 – April

Agenda – May 2021

Agenda – June 2021

Agenda 2021 July


Monthly Minutes:

Minutes- January 2021

Minutes – February 2021

SWCD Minutes – March 2021

Minutes – April 2021

SWCD Minutes – May 2021

SWCD Minutes – June 2021



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