FY19 Cover Crop signup begins June 21

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The district office is now accepting applications for the FY19 cover crop program.  Application will be accepted from June 21 through July 17.  We encourage applicants to make an appointment to minimize the wait time during the application period.  Each applicant will have to provide a Nutrient Management certification form signed by their consultant that […]

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Cover Crop kill down period extended

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Due to recent weather conditions, the deadline for kill down of cover crop has been extended until June 15 with the reporting deadline now June 22.  Please note that if you fall certified any cover crop acres, you must report the kill down method or harvest of those acres during this time.   You are encouraged […]

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2018 Envirothon results

The 2018 Frederick  County Envirothon was held on Tuesday, April 24 at Cunningham Falls State Park with 13 teams participating representing 7 Frederick County high schools.  The winning team hailed from Catoctin High School and finished first in each of the five categories of the contest as well in their decisive victory over the second […]

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The districts received an email from an elementary school environmental science teacher whose class discovered our website through a web search.  They found great information for children about conservation and wanted to return the favor by recommending a link for us to put on our web page.  That link is below and also on our […]

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Cover Crop kill down reporting

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The reporting period for spring cover crop kill down began March 1 and runs through June 1.  Participants in the cover crop program will need to report the kill down methods and dates to the district office for all fall certified cover corp acres.  Making an appointment at the district office to report is preferred.  […]

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Nicholson scholarship applications

The Frederick SCD will award one or more $500 George A. Nicholson, Sr. Memorial Scholarships to qualified students who are interested in pursuing a career relating to renewable natural resources, land use, or conservation.  Applications are due April 16, 2018.  For more information contact the Frederick SCD office at 301-695-2803 x3 or download the application […]

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2018 Legislative Day February 10

The Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts in partnership with the Frederick County Farm Bureau and Frederick County Pomona Grange will hold a Legislative Day on Saturday, February 10 at the New Midway Fire Hall beginning at 9:00 AM and running until 2:30 PM.  Lunch will be provided.  Congressional legislators, the state delegation, and the […]

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Albaughs attain Ag Certainty status

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Congratulations to Ron and Bonnie Albaugh of Rocky Ridge on attaining Certified status under the Maryland Agricultural Certainty Program.  The Albaughs had their farm evaluated and it exceeds standards for nutrient runoff.  They are the first Certified Farm in Frederick County and the second in the state of Maryland to achieve this recognition.  Presenting the […]

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Frederick SCD Cooperators Banquet

The Frederick SCD held their annual Cooperators banquet on Thursday November 9 at the New Midway Fire Hall to recognize the Cooperator of the Year and other award winners and to review the past year of conservation put on the ground in the district.  Tulip Pond Farm, Dave and Carole Doody and family, were selected […]

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2017 NCF Envirothon photos

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      The 2017 NCF Envirothon is now in the history books.  The event ran from July 24 through July 28 with 54 teams competing representing the United States, Canada, and 2 teams from the Republic of China.  Mt. St. Mary’s University served as the host for the event. After a week of intense […]

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