District News and Updates

Last Updated February, 2016

We celebrate with Joseph Haamid his retirement after 35+ years of service to our community.

We have all been lucky to have this man’s wisdom at some point in our careers or through the growth of our farms. If you know Joseph, you know his contagious, easygoing smile and friendly, encouraging words are second nature to him. And while he will be greatly missed by those who he has served many years, we congratulate him on a job well done and a retirement well deserved.

Open staff position in Annapolis Office.

Position opening on Board of Supervisors

District employees partner with NRCS to explain to Mr.Antonio Aljofre, (his title) from Africa, what a Soil and Water Conservation Plan is, what conservation practices are available to United States farmers as Dean Cowherd explained the principals of soil health at Goshen Farm in Arnold.


The Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District seeks a Soil Conservation Specialist (ES4). This person will primarily review erosion control plans specific to the county’s environmental restoration implementation program.  Projects will include stream restoration, storm drain outfall restoration, stormwater management pond retrofits and stormwater management BMP’s. Other development projects will be assigned as necessary.

Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in engineering or a related field.  Knowledge of topography and MDE 2011Maryland Standards and Specifications for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control is a must; and knowledge of environmental engineering principles and practices a plus.  This work will require physical effort and exposure to the outside in visiting potential project sites. Applicants should be physically able to walk steep ravines and work with county personnel, contractors and engineers.  The starting salary for this position is $51,195.

Please send resume, transcripts and cover letter to John Czajkowski at john@aascd.org. Closing date is March 4, 2016.

AASCD will have a position opening on its Board of Supervisors in April. If interested, please contact John Czajkowski at  
410-571-6757 or complete the nomination form which can be found here and submit it to the AASCD  office at 2662 Riva Rd., suite 150 in Annapolis.

From left to right: Dean Cowherd (NRCS Assistant Soil Scientist) Buddy Bowling (NRCS Resource Conservationist) Dave Wilson (not sure of his title – may have to check with Dean. He was the Delmarva RC&D Coordinator) Antonio Aljofre (not sure of his title) Joe Superczynski (Senior Agricultural Engineer) Ania Madalinska (with CNFA’s Farmer to Farmer Program but not sure of her title), See below Dave Scheler (Conservation Planner)

From left to right:

Dean Cowherd (NRCS Assistant Soil Scientist)

Buddy Bowling (NRCS Resource Conservationist)

Dave Wilson 

Antonio Aljofre 

Joe Superczynski (Senior Agricultural Engineer)

Ania Madalinska (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture, Farmer-to-Farmer Program)

Dave Scheler (Conservation Planner)

    The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation manages a program for Anne Arundel County residents which provides a drop-off location for farmers to properly dispose of scrap tires. A vital component of this program is the willingness of sponsors to provide funding for additional trailers. Each year, The Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District contributes to the sponsoring of trailers for this important program. For more information on the program or how to sponsor trailers, please visit the Tire Recycling Program Website by clicking on this link.