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.
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.
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.
Within one week of planting the cover crop but no later than the dates listed in the chart below, the Operator shall certify planting information with the local Soil Conservation District that the Operator is in compliance with all eligibility requirements of the Cover Crop Program.
MACS INCENTIVE FOR 9/10 AERIAL PLANTING DEADLINE
Certification Deadline 9/17
MACS INCENTIVE FOR 10/10 PLANTING DEADLINE
Certification Deadline 10/16
MACS BASE PAYMENT PLANTING DEADLINE 11/05
Certification Deadline 11/12
*MACS early Aerial planting bonus- planting must occur on or before September 10, 2020.
*MACS incorporated planting bonus- planting must occur on or before October 10, 2020