• PLEASE NOTE: Your Credit Card statement will show a charge as “OPC*Putnam County Gov“.

  • The trees and plants sold in this program are for conservation purposes only.
  • Order early to get the species that you want. Quantities are limited and maybe subject to substitution.
  • You do not have to be a county resident to place an order, you just have to be available to pick up your order.
  • The pick-up station is located at the Putnam County Veterans’ Memorial Park, 201 Gipsy Trail Road in Kent. A reminder will be sent one week prior to pick-up dates with directions by email only. Mark your calendar!
  • Putnam County SWCD is not responsible for seedlings after acceptance of your order at the pick-up station, or forseedlings not picked up on the pick-up dates. There will be no refunds for orders not picked up.
  • Please make your check payable to the Putnam County Commissioner of Finance and mail to: Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District, 842 Fair Street, Carmel, NY 10512.
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Welcome to Keep Putnam Green

Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District-
Your source for conservation information and technical assistance since 1967.

The District

The Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District, established in 1967, consists of a five member Board of Directors which includes two Legislators and three community members. In Putnam County the District works in conjunction with the Department of Planning, Development & Public Transportation.
Districts are local governmental subdivisions established under state law to provide technical assistance and programs to residents, landowners and units of government on the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources. Districts are resource management agencies, coordinating and implementing resource and environmental programs at the local level in cooperation with federal and state agencies.
The District has a broad focus to consider a range of soil and water resource conservation concerns, including protection of streams, floodplains and wetlands, and management of land disturbing activities to minimize the impact on surface water quality and stormwater runoff.
The office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, except from mid-June through mid-September, when the hours are 8 am to 4 pm. Please note: Appointments are needed for all technical assistance.

Make your Home the Solution to Stormwater Polution

Rain is natural – Stormwater isn’t. Government studies have shown that up to 70% of the pollution in our streams, rivers and lakes is carried there by stormwater. Although most people never think about stormwater, about half of the pollution that stormwater carries comes from things we do in our yards and gardens! Selecting native plants and grasses that are drought and pest resistant require less water and fertilizer.
Planting a rain garden may seem like a small thing, but if you calculate the amount of rain that runs off your roof, you would be very surprised. Rain is supposed to soak into the ground, but instead heads down the street to the storm drain, carrying pollution with it. Keeping rain where it falls by putting it into a beautiful rain garden, is a natural solution. You not only get a lovely garden out of it, you have the added benefit of helping protect our rivers, streams and lakes from stormwater pollution.

Putnam County Groundwater Protection and Utilization Plan

You can be Part of a Beautiful Solution!

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