AASCD Board Meeting
Board of Supervisor meetings are open to the public and occur on the third Wednesday of each month. The June 21st open 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. Board meeting agendas are available from our office one week before the scheduled board meeting.
How to join using Google Meet will be forthcoming.
To access the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Web Soil Survey, go to:
Web Soil Survey
How to use the Web Soil Survey:
Anne Arundel County Agricultural & Woodland Preservation Program
Contact Barbara Polito or Billy Gorski at 410-222-7317
To see more information, go to:
Agricultural & Woodland Preservation Program Web Site
Resource Links and Deadlines
University of Maryland Extension
For the latest University of Maryland Ag Announcements go to: Ag Announcements
For the latest University of Maryland Ag News go to: Ag Newsletters
For Agriculture & Food Systems go to: Fruit and Vegetable News
For Woodland Stewardship Education go to: Branching Out
Soil Sampling of Optimizing Agricultural Production in Maryland: Fact Sheet 1184 November 2021
Precision Soil Sampling Helps Farmers Target Nutrient Application: Fact Sheet 1046 January 2017
Soil Fertility Management: SFM-4 Revised February 2021
Urban Agriculture Information:
University of Maryland Extension Urban Agriculture Program
Urban Agriculture Newsletter
Urban Agriculture Guidebook
Nutrient Management Plans
For your county University of Maryland Extension Nutrient Management Advisors go to: Advisors
For more information on Nutrient Management Plans go to:
Maryland Department of Agriculture Nutrient Management website
University of Maryland Agriculture Nutrient Management Program website
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.