About Us

A Conservation District is a special government district, just like you’re local school or sewer district. Instead of students though, we are responsible for protecting the soil and water quality of all of Monroe County. We accomplish this by working to improve water quality, control soil erosion, assist agricultural landowners and municipalities, educate the public, and more. We have been hard at work since 1953, and are committed to protecting today, to provide for tomorrow.  

District Staff

Board of Directors

Kelly Emerick
Executive Director
James Sroka
Soil & Water Resource Technician
Kristin White
Principal Office Account Clerk
Jacob Kearney
Conservation Program Specialist
Soil & Water Planning Technician
Rollin Pickering
Chairperson/NY Grange Rep.
Chuck Colby
Treasurer/ Member at Large
Steve Brew
Leg. Rep.
Jackie Smith
Leg. Rep.
Marc Krieger
Farm Bureau Rep.
Maureen Leupold
Asst. Treasurer
Vice Chairperson/Practical Farm Rep.

Genesee River Watershed Coalition

Agricultural Watershed Coordinator

Monthly Board of Directors Meetings

Our Board of Directors meets at 8:00 a.m. on the third Monday of each month at Building 1 in the Monroe County Fleet Center (address is 145 Paul Road, Building 1).

The public is invited to attend. Anyone interested in attending a Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors meeting should contact the office at 585-753-7380 to request Board meeting materials such as agenda, minutes, etc. prior to the meeting date.

All MCSWCD programs and services are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, political beliefs, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Should you need reasonable disability-related accommodations they may be requested by contacting the MCSWCD.