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…

NCF-Envirothon coming to Maryland

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…

Partnership project

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…

Frederick County Envirothon

Congratulations to Catoctin High School who finished first out of the 14 teams participating in the county Envirothon.  The Envirothon is sponsored by the Catoctin and Frederick Soil Conservation Districts aided by local sponsors New Market Lions, Burkittsville Ruritan, Wolfsville Ruritan, Jefferson Ruritan, Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch, Johnsville Ruritan, and South Mountain Creamery.  The winning team will…

Cover Crop Field Demo

University of MD Extension is holding a Cover Crop Field Day in cooperation with Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education is sponsoring a Field Demonstration at 3 locations throughout Maryland.  Delayed burn-down of cover crops and its effect on soil health is one of the topics to be covered.  The first field day is scheduled…