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Rensselaer County Soil & Water Conservation District

USDA Service Center

Department of Agriculture & Life Sciences Building

61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180


Office:  (518) 271-1740 Extension 3



Rensselaer County SWCD 2022 Board of Directors:

David Schmidt, Chair, Grange Representative

Jeffery Wysocki, Vice Chair, RC Legislator

Bruce Patire, Secretary, RC Legislator

James Sullivan, Treasurer, At Large Representative

Megan Swartz, Farm Bureau Representative


SWCD Staff:

District Manager

Megan P. Myers, PWS, CLP, CSE

Mobile:  (518) 380-0384


Conservation District Technician

Laura Bornt

Mobile:  (518) 396-7008


SWCD Dry Hydrant Program Specialist


Conservation District Technician

Drew Hoag

Mobile:  (518) 708-7228


SWCD Equipment Rental Program Specialist

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Staff:

Dianna Stanton, District Conservationist

Mobile:  (518) 598-2344


Eric Fisher, Soil Conservationist


Office:  (518) 271-1740 ext. 3


The Rensselaer County SWCD accepts internships during most summer seasons.  To apply for a summer internship, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to   Vacancies are posted at

Our partner, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), may also have internship opportunities.  To seek internship opportunities available within USDA NRCS, please e-mail or check out .


Nathan Woodworth, Intern 

B.A. Environmental Sustainability & Geography Major, SUNY Oneonta

The photograph below is of  one of the 2020 Rensselaer County SWCD  Summer Interns, Natalie Shudt.  Here, she's using soil compaction equipment to test agriculture land.  


The photograph below is of one of our 2020 Rensselaer County SWCD Summer Interns, Laura Bornt, in the field on agricultural land learning how to use survey equipment with USDA NRCS Engineers.

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