Our Mission

To promote the economic viability of agriculture and forestry, the protection of water quality, and the
conservation of working landscapes through strong local leadership and sustainable public-private partnerships.

Our Footprint

0% Farm Participation
0 acres of Managed Forest Land
0 Conservation Easement Acres
0 Pure Catskills Members

The Watershed Agricultural Council works with hundreds of farm and forest landowners in the NYC Watershed. Together, with our program participants, we have an expansive Conservation Footprint in the region. View the map here.

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News

August 2022 Enews

August 2022 Enews

Check out the August 2022 Enews here. Learn about  WAC Micro Grants available, apply by August 31, 2022. Visit us at the Delaware County Fair...

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Scenes from the NYC Watershed, by next week the le Scenes from the NYC Watershed, by next week the leaves should be perfect 🍂👌
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Today the sun set on summer. Welcome fall and cool Today the sun set on summer. Welcome fall and cooler days ahead! 🍂
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The Delaware County Holstein Show 2022- Posthaven The Delaware County Holstein Show 2022- Posthaven Farm had a great day. Premier Breeder, Best Three Females, Dam Daughter and Dairy Herd. Congratulations! 🐄🏆
Here’s to a beautiful weekend in the NYC Watersh Here’s to a beautiful weekend in the NYC Watershed 🌤💧
Nothing but blue skies and corn growing, you can’t beat July in the NYC Watershed! 🌽 
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“The water that comes off this farm is more valu “The water that comes off this farm is more valuable than the milk, because of how many people drink and need it in New York City.”

Albano Farms started as a large dairy farm and has diversified into beef, sheep, goats, timber and in 2020 they added a farm store. Learn about the Best Management Practices used to ensure that they protect water quality, the most valuable resource coming off the farm. Check out their new state of the art calf facility and learn how they intensely manage manure and growing crop production.

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Happy Earth Day! The Watershed Agricultural Counci Happy Earth Day! The Watershed Agricultural Council strives to support the working landscapes of the region not only today, but every day!
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All WAC Offices are closed today, Tuesday, April 1 All WAC Offices are closed today, Tuesday, April 19th. ❄️
“Chicken in the Rye” Check out these success “Chicken in the Rye” 

Check out these successful cover crops! 🌱🐥 | 📷: Cindy McCarthy
Well, it was close, but it appears March will in f Well, it was close, but it appears March will in fact go out like a lamb! Check out this little one from @albano_farms 🐑🌱
Springtime soil sampling in the NYC Watershed! 🌱 | 📷: Cindy McCarthy
Happy National Agriculture Day and Happy World Wat Happy National Agriculture Day and Happy World Water Day! The Watershed Agricultural Council has a dual mission of protecting drinking water for over  9 million New York residents while conserving the working landscapes and supporting agriculture in the NYC Watershed. 
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Happy Spring Equinox! Today marks the first day of Happy Spring Equinox! Today marks the first day of spring in the NYC Watershed! Things might not look green yet, but the days are getting longer. Just ask anyone with chickens, more sunlight means more eggs ☀️🌱🐥🥚 
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