The Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts (MASCD)
serves as the voice for Maryland's 24 soil and water conservation
districts on state legislative issues. It also provides a forum for
training, policy-making and the exchange of information at their annual
and quarterly gatherings.
MASCD Mission is to: promote practical and effective soil, water, and related natural resources programs to all citizens through individual conservation districts on a voluntary basis through leadership, education, cooperation and local direction.
The Prince George's Soil Conservation District will be sponsoring a speaking engagement featuring Dr. Doug Tallamy on Bringing Nature Home. The event will be held on st at Bowie City Hall. As many SCDs are branching out into “urban ag”, this is a MUST event to attend. His topics are relevant to the everyday agricultural community as well. Click flyer for details.
Forest buffers are one of the most cost-effective practices for reducing pollution. But what other benefits can they bring the Chesapeake Bay? A new resource is now available for Districts and other partners in the Chesapeake region that work to restore riparian buffers. Click details for more.
Drew Stabler didn’t learn the
importance of conservation and sustainable farming so much as he
absorbed it throughout a lifetime and six decades of farming.
His journey to achieve sustainability earned Stabler recognition from the National Corn Growers Association for Good Stewardship during the recent 2016 Commodity Classic convention and trade show.
Scientest Dr. Ray Weil, author of the 15th edition of The Nature and Properties of Soils, discusses nutrient and water-holding capacity below the 8-10 inches of soil.