Do You Need A Permit?

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has revised and updated its Farmer's Guide to Environmental Permits.  The Guide serves as a quick reference to help farmers, businesses and individuals comply with Maryland's environmental regulations.  It includes state authorizations issued by the Maryland Departments of Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources.  A commonly needed federal approval, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 404 permit, is also included.  The newly revised Farmer's Guide to Environmental Permits is available here.     

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Allegany SCD Supervisor to be Appointed

Nominations for an appointment to the Allegany Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors are being accepted by the Maryland State Soil Conservation Committee.

The appointment will be for a term to expire on November 8, 2022, and will fill the expired term of Amanda Paul.  Nominations should be sent to:  State Soil Conservation Committee, Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Room 306, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Any interested individual or organization may submit a recommendation.  Nomination forms are available at the Allegany Soil Conservation District, 12407 Naves Cross Road NE, Cumberland, MD 21502.  Nominations should be received by the State Soil Conservation Committee by November 7, 2022.  Click https://mda.maryland.gov/resource_conservation/Documents/district_nom_form.pdf to apply.

A supervisor must be a resident of the district.  District boundaries are the same as county boundaries.  Anyone recommended should be able to attend monthly meetings of the Board of Supervisors, and have a knowledge of and a sincere interest in proper land use and the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources.

Contact the ASCD office at 240-609-3493 if you have any questions.

Congratulations ASCD District Manager Adam Heavner for being awarded MASCD's Outstanding Employee for 2021.  Adam was recognized at the Allegany County Commissioner's meeting on September 22nd for receiving the award at the annual MASCD summer meeting on August 29, 2022 in Cambridge, MD.

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