Agriculture & The Environment

INVASIVE SPECIES

Cornell Cooperative Extension is here to help you learn about the invasive species of concern in our region. We can identify plants and insects at our office in Hamden. We are part of a regional partnership with other Cooperative Extension and The Catskill Region Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP). We are working to detect invasive species early and provide you with up-to-date information. Learn More . . .

CLEAN SWEEP

Safe disposal of hazardous household waste and of agricultural pesticides.  Appointments are necessary (small businesses are subject to a nominal fee).  Look for more information in newspapers, on the radio, and from CCE.   The event is sponsored by Delaware County Cooperative Extension, the Delaware County Department of Public Works, the Delaware County Economic Development Agency, and the Watershed Agricultural Council. With funding from  NYSDEC, WAC, NYCDEP & Delaware County.  Learn more . . .

2017 Dates: October 20 & 21st

COMPOSTING

A large fraction of the waste stream is comprised of organic residuals that can be turned from a waste into a useful soil amendment through composting. CWMI addresses a broad range of residuals including manure, yard and food wastes, and mortalities and a wide array of audiences including households, schools, farms, municipalities and private entities.  Learn More . . .

RECYCLING AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS PROJECTS 

RAPP, funded by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, is charged in developing sustainable means for New York State farmers to manage their used agricultural plastics by recycling, reusing, and otherwise minimizing waste from plastics in agriculture.  In New York State, RAPP works in collaboration with local partners to collect used plastic from farmers who follow RAPP guidelines to prepare their plastics for recycling. Learn More . . .

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