August 2022
PURPOSE: Encourage the implementation of activities that can enhance the economic viability of farm and forest businesses in the NYC West of Hudson Watershed.

ELIGIBILITY: Any NYC West of Hudson Watershed ‘farm operation’ as defined by Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 25-AA, SECTION 301 Subdivision 11. Preference will be given to WAC participants.

NYC West of Hudson Watershed Boundary Line Map:

REQUEST FOR APPLICANTS (RFA): A Request for Applications will be issued via existing WAC social media and local publications. The application period is currently open, the deadline is August 31, 2022. Awards will be made within six months after the deadline.

Total amount you can apply for: $5,000 in one category only.

Before submitting your application: We recommend reading through our suggested WAC Micro Grants Application Tips.

If you need assistance with please contact (607) 865-7090 or
Visit the WAC tent on Tweedie Blvd. August 15-20 to learn more about our programs, Pure Catskills and MyWoodlot!
The Croton system is the oldest of three water supply systems that together deliver nearly 1 billion gallons of drinking water to New York City each day. The Croton system covers an area that is entirely east of the Hudson River, primarily located in Westchester and Putnam Counties, and partially in Dutchess County and Connecticut.

Learn more about the Croton Watershed and our East of Hudson Watershed Program with this interactive story map.
Every year, regional partners for clean water and a healthy environment host a community hazardous waste collection day, known as Clean Sweep. Now in its 26th year, Clean Sweep provides a safe disposal venue by collecting chemicals and other materials which pose a threat to public health, water and environment.

Clean Sweep is free to farmers in the eight watershed counties and free to all Delaware County household residents. Delaware County businesses, municipalities and county agencies are also invited to properly dispose of waste materials. Disposal services for businesses and municipalities are provided “at cost” with a cost estimate based on your itemized disposal list.

Clean Sweep 2022 schedule is:
  • Businesses & Municipalities: Friday, October 7th from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Farmers: Friday, October 7th from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Residents: Saturday, October 8th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For more information on any of our programs, visit