About the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District

 

The Baltimore County Soil Conservation District, established in 1944, is one of 24 districts in Maryland that provide technical assistance and advice to landowners and operators in managing and protecting their land and water resourcesWe work with Federal, State and local authorities and the private sector to address Baltimore County's soil and water conservation needs. 

 

The District is a self-governing body, administered by a Board of Supervisors.  These supervisors are private citizens who are aware of the local environmental issues.  They are appointed to serve in unpaid positions to provide overall supervision and set policy for the local conservation district.

 

District operations are directed by the Board and carried out by District staff.

 

Grants from the state and county and proceeds from special District programs account for the District's income.  The District is audited by a licensed CPA on a regular basis.

 

The District boundaries are the same as the county boundaries.

Mission

The mission of the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District is to promote practical and effective soil, water and related natural resources programs to all citizens in a timely fashion on a voluntary basis through leadership, education and cooperation.

In the 1930s poor farming practices were destroying valuable topsoil which nature had taken thousands of years to produce.   In 1937, in an effort to address this problem,

President Franklin D. Roosevelt recommended that all states establish soil and water conservation districts. 

Maryland passed its Soil Conservation District law in June of 1937 and by December of 1944 the Baltimore County Soil Conservation District (BCSCD) was officially incorporated.

In the beginning, the BCSCD provided technical assistance primarily to the agricultural community.   Today, our focus has expanded to also address the impacts of development and urbanization in the County. 

History

Board Meetings

2020 Meeting Notices

  • January Board Meeting – Tuesday , January  21, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

  • February Board Meeting – Tuesday, February 18, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

  • March Board Meeting – Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

  • April Board Meeting – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

  • May Board Meeting – TO BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020 AT 8:00 AM ((Please call District office at (410) 527-5920, ext. 3 for call-in information))

  • June Board Meeting – TO BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020 AT 8:00 AM ((Please call District office at (410) 527-5920, ext. 3 for call-in information))

  • July Board Meeting – TO BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020 AT 8:00 AM ((Please call District office at (410) 527-5920, ext. 3 for call-in information))

  • August Board Meeting – TO BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020 AT 8:00 AM ((Please call District office at (410) 527-5920, ext. 3 for call-in information))

  • September Board Meeting – Tuesday, September 15, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

  • October Board Meeting – Tuesday, October 20, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

  • November Board Meeting – Tuesday, November 17, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

  • December Board Meeting – Tuesday, December 15, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

 

 

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1114 Shawan Road, Suite 4

Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Phone (410) 527-5920