News & Updates
April 2021
Featured Cooperator
Jay Hastings, of Delmar, DE, transformed marginal farmland into something amazing with help from SCD.

Native plants provide food and shelter for pollinators and wildlife.

SCD offers:
Trees & Shrubs
Herbaceous Flowering
Salt Tolerant
Wet Tolerant

Protect pond buffers with a
No Mow Zone sign today!


While supplies last.

Swale Fact Sheet
Vegetated swales are preferred over curb and gutter systems because they provide many environmental benefits.
Learn more about this important stormwater conveyance system.
SCD recently installed a Tideflex inline check valve for The Salt Pond community in Bethany Beach, Del.
On March 23, 2021, SCDs Board of Supervisors voted to increase the cover crop cost-share cap to $75,000.

Participants will receive a postcard if they exceeded the previous $17,500 cap.

Local Work Group Meeting
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The LWG allows stakeholders an opportunity to discuss current USDA Farm Bill programs, administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), conservation needs and resource concerns in Sussex County.

The outcomes of the LWG will be included in the July 2021 State Technical Committee (STC) meeting. The STC serves in an advisory capacity to the NRCS on the implementation of the natural resource conservation provisions of the Farm Bill legislation.
Soil health workshops focus on cover crops

For the past seven years, soil health experts have educated farmers on the shore through workshops and field days presented by the Delaware Soil Health Partnership.
Air Seeder
CP King uses the air seeder to plant cover crops into his standing corn.

Early establishment of cover crops improves soil health, water quality, and his bottom line.
Upper Nanticoke Watershed Project
In 2019, SCD requested funding through the NRCS Watershed & Flood Prevention Operations Program to address the aging tax ditches in the Upper Nanticoke River Watershed.
NACD's 66th
Stewardship Week

April 25 - May 2, 2021

The NACD Stewardship and Education Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 Poster Contest and Stewardship Week theme: “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities” 
Brace for cicadas
"The University of Maryland Extension is advising horticulturists and foresters to consider delaying planting of smaller trees until the fall, after the insects are gone."

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Georgetown, DE 19947
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Georgetown, DE 19947