AASCD Board Meeting
Board of Supervisor meetings are open to the public and occur on the third Wednesday of each month. The August 17th meeting will start at 8:00 a.m. and will be held in the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District office located at 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland. The meeting will be in person with the option to virtually attend through Google Meet.
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RePollinate Anne Arundel
2022 Native Plant Distribution
RePollinate Anne Arundel had a successful launch in 2022 thanks to the efforts of University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners and Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy. Volunteers from both groups assisted in propagating and growing these valuable and difficult-to-obtain native plants.
They have produced approximately 3000 plants that are now growing and are ready for distribution to the Anne Arundel community this Fall.
Applications to receive free pollinator plants are being accepted from August 1st through August 31st. To apply to receive plants and obtain additional information on the program and varieties of available plants, click Here
University of Maryland Extension
The University of Maryland Ag Announcements
The University of Maryland Ag News
Woodland Stewardship Education
Soil Sampling of Optimizing Agricultural Production in Maryland
Precision Soil Sampling Helps Farmers Target Nutrient Application
Soil Fertility Management
Urban Agriculture Information
University of Maryland Extension Urban Agriculture Program
Urban Agriculture Newsletter
Urban Agriculture Guidebook
Nutrient Management Plans
For Nutrient Management Plan inquiries contact Catherine Anneliese Oberfield at email@example.com or contact the Extension Office at 410-222-3906
For more information on Nutrient Management Plans go to:
County buildings are open to the public, but we have placed our drop box in-between the front entrance outer and inner doors to avoid the need to sign in with the guard if you are just dropping off or picking up plans.
In agriculture, the District emphasizes the importance of soil conservation and water quality, striving to have voluntary soil and water conservation plans for all working farms. These plans help farmers optimize productivity while safeguarding their surroundings against the potential impact of poor land management. Farmers are advised in areas that include preventing fertilizers and pesticides from draining into nearby tributaries through the use of innovative methods like cover crops and shoreline buffers. The plans also aid farmers with issues related to conservation crop rotation and residue management.
In the area of urban development, the AASCD reviews all sediment and erosion control plans for pending construction projects in Anne Arundel County to ensure that developers take the necessary steps to manage runoff during construction to control soil erosion.