Mission Statement

The mission of the Cecil Soil Conservation District is to provide the community with information, education and technical assistance in conserving the county's natural resources.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Cecil Soil Conservation District is to be the recognized leader in promoting voluntary conservation and sustainable land use in Cecil County.

History

The Cecil Soil Conservation District (CSCD) was formally organized on June 26, 1945 under a charter signed by Maryland's Secretary of State. On August 27, 1945, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was entered into between CSCD and USDA's Soil Conservation Service (now, the Natural Resources Conservation Service).

Since that time, the CSCD has entered into many MOU's with various conservation partners. The District is responsible for all of Cecil County. Cecil County is located in the northeast corner of the state and is bounded on the west by the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. The District promotes nutrient management, cover crops and land preservation, and is responsible for the review of all erosion and sediment control plans. The District administers and provides technical assistance for the Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share Program, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, and many other USDA Farm Bill Programs.

Maryland Farm and Harvest Episode

In this episode, we take a look at the important roles women play in Maryland agriculture. First, we meet fifth generation farmer Kayla Griffith, who has relaunched the Griffith Family Produce business and is bringing new ideas to her family’s farm. Then, it’s off to Ordinary Point Farm, where owner Frances Bayard has partnered with the Cecil County Soil Conservation District to help mitigate erosion. Next, we hop in the combine with Margaret Ann Dodd, who is one of the many farm women that the National Agricultural Statistics Service is working to better reflect in the National Census of Agriculture. Lastly, on The Local Buy, Al Spoler goes to Shaw Orchards to pick some beautiful red raspberries, before sampling some in a freshly-baked pie

Cecil Soil Conservation District

105 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite B-3

Elkton, Maryland 21921

Phone: 410-398-4411, ext. 3

Open Weekdays 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

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