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About Soil & Water Conservation District

The Soil and Water Conservation District was created in 1967 to develop and carry out a program of soil, water and related natural resource conservation by providing technical assistance and programs to residents, landowners and units of government. This department is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday (except from mid-June through mid-September, when the hours are 8am to 4pm).

Services provided include:

  • Soil survey interpretation
  • Site reviews
  • Technical assistance related to erosion and sediment control
  • Water management
  • Conservation planning
  • Agricultural assessments
  • Pond site investigations
  • Educational information and outreach
  • Interpretation and sale of maps, and sale of publications
  • Annual Tree Program
  • Hudson Valley Regional Envirothon
  • MS4 Stormwater Education and Outreach Materials

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F.A.Qs

How can I obtain a soil survey?

By mail: Send a check for $25 made payable to the Putnam County Commissioner of Finance, and the survey will be mailed to you.
In person: Come to the office to purchase the survey for a cost of $25.

Do you test soil or water?

The department does not do soil or water testing.

Materials & Maps Available for Purchase

MAPS: SCALE FEE  FEE*
  USGS Topographic Maps 1″ = 2000′ $6.00 $2.00
  Census Tract 1980, 1990, 2000 1″ = 4000′ $5.00 $2.00
  Zip Code 1″ = 4000′ $5.00 $2.00
  Base Map 1″ = 4000′ $5.00 $2.00
  Soil Survey Maps Putnam/Westchester a set $25.00
  Federal Emergency Management Agency
      Flood Insurance Rate Maps………….. viewing only…call for appointment
  State and Federal Wetlands Map viewing only…call for appointment
  Aerial Photography Digital – 2004 request by form only $6.00
  GIS Maps request by form only $35.00
  Ag Value Soil Group Worksheets $50.00
   *Postage fee $2.00 for up to 2 maps.  $.50 each additional map.
   Standard $5 fee for any map copy except USGS Topographic Maps
   Digital maps are available through the Information Technology (IT/GIS) Department,
    at  http://www.putnamcountyny.com/itgis/
REPORTS & WRITTEN MATERIAL: FEE
  Aerial Photography (not available to buy) viewing only call for appointment
     …years available 1982 (color), 1987 (B&W), 1988 (B&W) (845) 878-3480
     …must order from company
  Census Data free ….
  Major Employers List free ….
  Residential Building Permit Statistics free ….
  Putnam/Westchester Soil Surveys & Interpretation $25.00 ….
  Bus Schedules free ….
  Photocopying fee 0.25₵ per page
All checks should be made payable to “Putnam County Commissioner of Finance.”
and mailed to Putnam County Planning Department, 841 Fair Street, Carmel, NY 10512.
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Contact Us

  • Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District:
  • Address:

    841 Fair Street
    Carmel, NY 10512

  • Phone:
  • Fax:

    845-878-6721

  • Email:
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The Soil and Water Conservation District was created in 1967 to develop and carry out a program of soil, water and related natural resource conservation by providing technical assistance and programs to residents, landowners and units of government. This department is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday (except from mid-June through mid-September, when the hours are 8am to 4pm).

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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