When this Baltimore County beef farmer learned about Maryland's free financial and technical assistance programs to restore the health of local streams, he never hesitated to say "yes" to clean water.
$1,000/Acre Signing Bonus for CREP Enrollment
ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Agriculture has increased its one-time signing bonus to $1,000 per acre for eligible farmers and landowners who install forest buffers along qualifying stream corridors through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Farmers and landowners with new contracts for CREP practice CP22 riparian buffers effective on or after October 1, 2021, are eligible. All other CREP contracts and re-enrollments remain eligible for a $100 per acre signing bonus. For more Information: Click Here
Soil Conservation District Coloring Contest
The Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District in association with the Maryland Association of Conservation Districts (MASCD) is hosting a 2022 coloring contest for elementary school students. The coloring must be done by the participating child. Please only use wax crayons. Each will be judged on neatness, attention to detail and how well directions are followed. To enter your work of art, fill out the second page with all the required information or a 3" x 5" card with the contestant's name, address, phone number, age, name of school, county, class (A, B or C) and grade Classes are: Class A - Kindergarten & 1st grades Class B - 2nd & 3rd grades Class C - 4th and 5th grades Send to our office at: Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District Suite 150 2662 Riva Road Annapolis Maryland, 21401 First prize in each class is $25.00 Second Prize in each class is $15.00 The first-place winner will be submitted at the Annual MASCD Summer Meeting for judging against all other county winners on August 30, 2022. Winner of the state contest will receive a $25.00 cash prize. Entrees must be in our office by start of business on May 6, 2022.