Soil and Water Conservation District seeks director-at-large 

ALBANY COUNTY — The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District will have a vacancy on its board of directors beginning in early 2021. This appointment is for the board’s director-at-large who must live in the county.

District board members are local citizens appointed to a two-year term of office. District boards can be made up of homemakers, farmers, teachers, doctors, or business owners. They represent a variety of local environmental concerns.

Board members voluntarily assess local conservation needs and encourage cooperative efforts in achieving the district’s conservation goals. Members meet to review and approve the district’s financial matters, discuss new and current programs and various conservation plans and current issues.

The board supervises the district staff and authorizes development of grant proposals and use of funding.

The district staff sells tree seedlings and helps landowners with best management practices, with filling out worksheets for agricultural value assessments, with permit assistance, and with hydroseeding.  The staff also organizes and hosts educational programs.

Anyone interested in serving may request a job description and/or submit a letter of interest with a brief résumé to the Albany County SWCD, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186 by Dec. 11. For more information, email or call 518-765-7923.

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