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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.

History

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. 

Board Meetings

2024 Meeting Notices

  • January Board Meeting – Tuesday, January 16, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

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

  • March Board Meeting – Tuesday, March 19, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

  • April Board Meeting – Tuesday, April 16, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room 

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

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

  • July Board Meeting – Tuesday, July 16, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

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

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

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

  • November Board Meeting – Tuesday, November 19, 8:00 a.m., District Conference Room

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

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