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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NCF-Envirothon coming to Maryland

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The National Conservation Foundation Envirothon national competition is being hosted by Maryland beginning Sunday July 23 and running through July 28.  Headquarters will be Mt. St. Marys University.  Teams from throughout the US and Canada will be competing for scholarship money and to be crowned the Envirothon champion.  Activities are scheduled throughout the week for […]

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Cover Crop signup period begins

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The signup period for the FY18 Cover Crop program begins June 21 and runs through July 17.  There have been some revisions to the program this year and the application and claim process will be internet based statewide for the first time.   Last year Maryland farmers planted a record number of cover crop acres […]

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Partnership project

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The Frederick Soil Conservation District in partnership with Ecotone, Inc. recently completed two tree planting projects that will serve a riparian buffers to improve water quality in the streams they buffer.  The project was grant funded and is the first to be completed by the partnership.  The partnership also has a stream restoration project in […]

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