The Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District participates in a variety of programs designed to educate the public in Anne Arundel County and throughout the State of Maryland about the issues facing our natural resources.
2022 Anne Arundel County Envirothon
Our Local Envirothon spring training and competition will be in person in 2022. The Anne Arundel County Envirothon is a hands-on environmental problem-solving competition for high school-aged students. Participating teams complete training and testing in five natural resource categories: i.e., soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and current environmental issues. This year’s current topic is Waste to Resources.
Training for Anne Arundel County students will be at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center on March 14, 2022.
Our county competition will also be held at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center and will be on April 4, 2022.
The 2022 State Envirothon will be in person. More information and training videos are available on the State Envirothon website: https://mdenvirothon.org/
The State Envirothon competition will be held at the University of Maryland Clarksville Research Farm on June 22, 2022.
The farm is located at: 4240 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.
The winner of the state competition will advance to the National Competition.
Last year’s winners of the State Competition were:
Winning 1st in every category was Richard Montgomery High School Team A (Montgomery County)
2nd place: Harford Christian School Changing Tides (Harford County)
3rd place: Allegany High School Monsteras (Allegany County)
4th place: Southern Garrett High School Southern Stoneflies (Garrett County)
5th place: Richard Montgomery High School Team B (Montgomery County)
The National Competition will be held at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio on July 24-30, 2022.
For more information go to: https://www.envirothon.org/
Last year’s winner of 2021 National Competition, taking the top prize of $15,000 were students from Esopus, New York.
The Top Ten Teams Included:
- Esopus, New York
- Denton, North Carolina
- Spartanburg, South Carolina
- Groton, Massachusetts
- Miami, Florida
- Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
- Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Rockville, Maryland
- Swan River, Manitoba, Canada
To see the complete list of competitors: Click Here
The following is a list of programs that the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Maryland Departments of Agriculture (MDA), Natural Resources (DNR) and The Environment (MDE) sponsor in conjunction with the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District:
Soil Health Awareness Program – NRCS
The Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District also participates in educational programs and training that keep participants on the cutting edge of new developments in sustainable agricultural, environmental awareness and species biodiversity. The following is a list of educational material available through Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Maryland Departments of Agriculture (MDA), Natural Resources (DNR) and The Environment (MDE).
Soil Drainage Class
How well is your soil drainage? Take a look at these slides from USDA NRCS to compare.
MASCD Coloring Contest
The AASCD proudly sponsors an coloring contest in association with the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts (MASCD) each Spring. Elementary schools throughout Anne Arundel are invited to participate in the local coloring contest.
Check back soon for entry information.