News & Updates

November 2022

Important

 Dates

Nov. 24 & 25 SCD Closed (Thanksgiving)

Dec. 15 Conservation Stewardship Award Deadline

Dec. 20 Caffeine & Cover Crops

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Sussex County conservation poster contest winners recognized

Georgetown, Del., Nov. 18, 2022 - Sussex Conservation District (SCD) recently recognized winners of the annual conservation poster contest. Posters were judged on the 2022 theme, "Healthy Soil: Healthy Life." SCD received 116 entries across five grade categories; over 90 entries were received in the 4-6 grade category.

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Bucks Branch Tax Ditch

Severe erosion plagued a section of the Bucks Branch tax ditch. SCD installed encapsulated soil lifts to repair erosion and stabilize the ditch bank. The soil lifts are planted with deep rooted native vegetation which will provide wildlife habitat and reduce nutrient and sediment loads entering the Chesapeake Bay via the Nanticoke River. 

Bridgeville Branch


SCD designed and recently completed construction on a wetland floodplain along Main St. in Bridgeville, Del. The design provides water quality by slowing water velocity. The snags, tree stumps along the floodplain, provides an invaluable habitat to wildlife.

• NOW OPEN •


2023 Conservation

Stewardship Awards


Categories: 


CERTIFIED CONSTRUCTION REVIEWER


DESIGN TEAM


DEVELOPER


GREEN CONSERVATION


HOME BUILDER


PROJECT MANAGER 


SITE CONTRACTOR


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Deadline: Dec. 15, 2022

Meet the 2022 Winners

Caffeine & Cover Crops set for Dec. 20


We'll provide the coffee, you'll provide the conversation.


Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 8 a.m., for an in-person Caffeine & Cover Crops event at the Vanderwende-Evans Conservation Center. 


Subject matter experts will be available to answer questions on seeding rates and cover crop management.

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SAVE THE DATES

2023 Soil Health Series

All events will be held at the Bridgeville Fire Hall from 9 a.m. to noon.

Preregistration is encouraged, lunch will be provided and CEUs are pending.

Jan. 18


Scaling Up Soil Health

to Reduce Risk

with Jeremiah Durbin

Feb. 8


Conservation Drainage

& Soil Health

with Tim Rosen

Feb. 22


Interpreting Results to

improve Soil Health

with Liz Haney

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NRCS Releases Accomplishments Report Highlighting Conservation Results in Delaware


the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Delaware released its fiscal year (FY) 2022 Accomplishments Report. This report highlights the conservation achievements attained through NRCS conservation programs and services in conjunction with conservation partners. It offers insight into delivery of technical and financial assistance to further advance conservation and its benefits to Delaware’s agricultural community and beyond.


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by providing technical
guidance and financial
assistance to enhance,
maintain, protect, and
improve land and
water resources.
Agricultural Conservation
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Georgetown, DE 19947
302-856-3990 ext.3
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Georgetown, DE 19947
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