Scholarship applications

The Frederick Soil Conservation District is accepting applications for the George Nicholson, Sr. Memorial Scholarship through April 15, 2016.  The scholarship is available to qualifying students interested in pursuing a career in renewable natural resources, land use or conservation.  One or  more $500 scholarships will be awarded. nicholson_application_16

Local EQIP funding available

Please contact the  District office for details or to make an appointment to discuss an application for funds allocated to Frederick County for installation of best management practices identified by the local working group to address specific, prioritized resource concerns.  Applications accepted between November 16 and December 16, 2015. Local Funding Pool flyer  

Frederick SCD banquet

Cooperator of the Year – Stoney Point Farm, John and Julie Mayer. L-R Bobby Myers, District Supervisor, Dr. Terron Hillsman, NRCS State Conservationist, Julie and John Mayer, Joe Bartenfelder, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Raymond Keilholtz Award Winner – Ripleyvale Farm, Brenda and Tom Ripley. L-R: Joe Bartenfelder, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture, Bobby Rakestraw, District Chairman,…

MASCD award

Congratulations to Anne Bradley, Frederick County Land Preservation Administrator, as the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution award presented by the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts.  Anne was nominated by the Catoctin and Frederick districts to recognize her success and continued efforts to obtain easements that help preserve agricultural land as a key resource to help…

Scholarship winners

Congratulations to the 2015 George A. Nicholson, Sr. Scholarship winners, Rachel McCuller and Lydia Printz.  Rachel is pictured with District Manager Denny Remsburg and Frederick District Scholarship Committee members Roger Troxell, Bobby Myers, and Paul Spurrier.  Lydia was unable to attend the photo session.

Welcome

We are pleased to welcome Kendra Dell as our newest staff member.  Kendra was recently hired to fill the Trust Fund Technician position and began work on July 13.  Kendra brings with her a background in graphic design, architectural design, and marketing.  She is working with our staff to help apply her skills to the agriculture sector to be able…