AASCD Board Meeting
The Anne Arundel Soil Conservation Board of Supervisors is announcing a new start time to its monthly board meetings. Board of Supervisor meetings are open to the public and occur on the third Wednesday of each month. The meetings start at 8:00 a.m. and are held at the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District office in Annapolis, Maryland. The next AASCD Board meeting is scheduled for August 18th from 8:00 to 10:00. The meeting will be in person with the option to virtually attend through Google Meet.
Details on how to join using Google Meet will be forthcoming
Request For Proposal
The Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District is soliciting proposals from the private sector to evaluate, design and construct stream restoration projects on agricultural land within Anne Arundel County.
The Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District works with agricultural landowners with the goal of reducing the amount of sediment and nutrients entering streams and tributaries leading to the Chesapeake Bay. Though we partner with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to accomplish this goal, we are limited in engineering staff and cost share funding.
Purpose of the Proposal
Recognizing our limitations, the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District is looking to partner with private companies capable of securing grant monies and having the capability to survey, design and construct Best Management Practices (BMP) meeting the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s practice standard for various BMPs such as Channel Bed Stabilization (584) and or Streambank and Shoreline Protection (580).
Private companies having the above-mentioned capabilities are invited to submit their proposals to the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation for review by the Board of Supervisors. Acceptance of the proposal will result in a Memorandum of Agreement between the Soil Conservation District and private consultant outlining the responsibilities of each party.
Proposals will be accepted until July 31, 2021, by email to email@example.com or by mailing to: Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District, 2662 Riva Road, Suite 150, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
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.
For Information on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – CFAP
Go to: http://www.farmers.gov/cfap
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.