The Steuben County SWCD can help you implement conservation practices on your farm and connect you with cost-share programs.

Rain Barrels

Rain barrels capture rainwater from roofs and store it for later use for watering lawns, gardens or indoor plants.  Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It’s a great way to conserve water and is essentially “free” water for use in your landscape. The barrels themselves […]


There are many watersheds in Steuben County! Use the drop-down menu on the top of the screen to explore them all. What is a watershed? A watershed is an area of land and the interconnected waterways within it (such as rivers, creeks, and streams) which transport both surface and underground water to another body of […]