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June 16, 2023

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June 13, 2023

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June 6, 2023

Nominations for an appointment to the Wicomico Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors are being accepted by the Maryland State Soil Conservation Committee.

January 30, 2023

November 9, 2022

The Lower Shore Land Trust has created a quick guide on the process for land assessment for USDA programs like WRE, CRP and EQIP. The guide is a reference for landowners interested transforming marginal cropland into wetland habitat for species like: Songbirds, waterfowl, shorebirds and amphibians.

The full pdf can be downloaded here

November 3, 2022

A site visit is conducted for an assessment and suitability determination for a Wetland Restoration in Wicomico County. Jonathon Moy and Teresa Kampmeyer of NRCS, (front right and left) are determining soil type and hydric percentage. Samples were taken at various locations on the parcel then documented on a soil report.

September 23, 2022

July 27, 2021

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June 21, 2021

For more information on traditional Cover Crop signup click here

June 20, 2021

For more information on the Cover Crop Plus+ program click here

March 5, 2021

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December 15, 2021

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December 09, 2021

December 01, 2021

October 25, 2021

This short Maryland Farm & Harvest clip explains how a bioreactor removes pollutants from agricultural drainage water before it reaches local streams. Click here to watch

September 09, 2021

August 9, 2021

August 5, 2021

The prestigious Leopold Conservation Award has come to Maryland! The award—given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold—celebrates voluntary conservation by farmers and forestland owners in 23 states. The Maryland award winner will receive $10,000. Nominations are due by August 31, 2021. More info here.

August 4, 2021

Soil conservation districts are now accepting applications for high-priority in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices that qualify for up to 100% cost-share. Funding for the conservation practices is provided by the Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share (MACS) Program. Read more here.

July 8, 2021

This Maryland Farm and Harvest clip explains the ups and downs and ins and outs of using an airplane to drop cover crop seeds into fields of standing corn. Click here to watch

June 23, 2021

Maryland’s Cover Crop Registration begins July 1,2021 and ends July 16,2021.

Enrollment will be conducted by mail. Applications will be mailed to last years participants between July 1-16 2021. More cover crop information and resources can be found on the Maryland Department of Agricultures Website.

New to cover crops? Watch two short videos below for more information.

June 21, 2021


Nominations for an appointment to the Wicomico Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors are being accepted by the Maryland State Soil Conservation Committee.

The appointment will be for a term to expire July 14, 2026 and will fill the expired term of Robert Guy.  Nominations should be sent to:  State Soil Conservation Committee, Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Room 306, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Any interested individual or organization may submit a recommendation.  Nomination forms are available at the Wicomico Soil Conservation District Office, 2322 B. Goddard Parkway, Salisbury, MD 21801.  Nominations should be received by the State Soil Conservation Committee by July 6, 2021.  The form is now available online at (click on Conservation, then committees).

A supervisor must be a resident of the district.  District boundaries are the same as county boundaries.  Anyone recommended should be able to attend monthly meetings of the Board of Supervisors, and have a knowledge of and a sincere interest in proper land use and the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources.