Montgomery Soil Conservation District
Montgomery County, Maryland
2022 National Envirothon
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:
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
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.
Aug. 4, 2022: Students from Richard Montgomery High School Finish Second in National ‘Envirothon’ Environmental and Natural Resource Conservation Problem-Solving Competition
Feb. 7, 2019: Governor Larry Hogan Inducts Farm Family into Governor's Agriculture Hall of Fame
Jan. 21, 2019: MPT Series Maryland Farm & Harvest Visits Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, and Worcester Counties During Jan. 22 Episode
Jan. 18, 2019: Department Accepting Applications for Industrial Hemp Pilot Program
Jan. 10, 2019: Sign Up Now for NRCS Conservation Programs
Oct. 4, 2018: EQIP Now Open and Accepting Applications Until November 16
Mar. 28, 2018: Protect Local Waterways By Following Maryland Lawn Fertilizer Law
Mar. 13, 2018: Department Announces New Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
Mar. 5, 2018: Department Launches 2018 'Manure Happens' Public Education Campaign
Feb. 20, 2018: Farmers May Apply Commercial Fertilizer to Small Grains Beginning February 25.
Jan. 31, 2018: 2017 Census of Agriculture Response Deadline Approaching