MSCD News

2022 National Envirothon

Tree Troupe Richard Montgomery High School

Tree Troupe Richard Montgomery High School

We are so proud to report that our team from Richard Montgomery High School, representing the State of Maryland, finished in 2nd Place at the National Envirothon Competition held at the end of July at the University of Miami of Ohio.  

 

Our team won 3 of the 5 resource categories and was only 9.2 points behind the top placing team. We believe this is the highest placing team for the State of Maryland in the National Competition since the inception of the program. 

 

We are very proud of these students! Please join with us in recognizing their outstanding achievements in this year’s competition. 

 

Special thanks to the  Ed Byrd Foundation Charitable Foundation for their support of our program and to the State Envirothon Program.

Read the full press release at the County's website here: 

https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=41957

2019 MASCD Awards

We're thrilled to announce that Montgomery SCD won FOUR awards at the August 2020 Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts annual conference (held virtually this year) for 2019:


Conservation Education District
Outstanding Newsletter (tied with Howard SCD)

1st Place in the MidAtlantic Farm Credit Outstanding District Award

Outstanding Employee: James Harne

Close Encounters with Agriculture

MSCD director John Zawitoski accepts NRCS award for volunteerism

The District was recognized by USDA-NRCS for our volunteer conservation outreach and education efforts associated with the Close Encounters with Agriculture Program (CEWA).

We are very proud of this program and the countless hours our staff and volunteers contribute in delivering the CEWA program to County elementary schools.

Learn more about the CEWA program at the UMD Extension's website.

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