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.


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.

Announcement 11/10/20

 Due to the continued wet conditions across many parts of the state, the Maryland Cover Crop Program will extend the planting date to December 1 2020.

The only species accepted for this extension will be wheat, spletz, rye, and triticale. The only planting methods allowed are No-till, Broadcast with Light, Minimum or Vertical Tillage  and Conventional.

These acres may not be terminated before May 1, 2021 and will only be eligible for the base payment of $40/ac.

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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