Important News 

Revised Erosion & Sediment Control Fee ScheduleEffective June 11, 2018


Maryland Environmental Code §4-103 provides for Soil Conservation Districts to recommend a fee system to cover the cost of reviewing and approving Erosion and Sediment Control Plans subject to §8-311 of the Agricultural Article.  Each year the District may develop a fee system to cover reasonable costs for the succeeding year.  A thorough evaluation of the District’s revenue versus expenses for local Erosion and Sediment Control Program was completed in December 2017.  This review determined that additional revenue is necessary to support the District’s erosion and sediment control program at its current level.


The current fee schedule for QASCD was last revised in 2007 with additions made in 2015 for Agricultural Stormwater Management review and Poultry site Erosion and Sediment Control Plan review. 


Effective June 11, 2018, the Queen Anne’s Soil Conservation District’s review fees will increase as per the adoption of the revised fee schedule approved by the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners on March 13, 2018.  A copy of the revised fee schedule may be found here.


In addition to these existing fee increases, the District is requesting it be authorized to require a fee for Potential Poultry Site Preliminary Investigation.  Recently, this process has taken up to 20 hours per site to complete the investigation to determine if the site is suitable and will meet the requirements of all of the parties involved in the construction of a new poultry site.







Please click on Employment Opportunities for Position Description and Fillable Application.

















Congratulations to Savanna Marks of Stevensville.  She is the first recipient of the QASCD Scholarship in honor of Mrs. Jean D. Haymaker. Miss Marks is currently a student at Chesapeake College enrolled in the Agricultural AAS Degree Program.  She currently works for CPS in Centreville as a field scout and plans to continue her education at the University of Delaware once completing her degree at Chesapeake.







SARE Grants Due 

We’re sending a reminder that applications for the 2018 Northeast SARE Farmer grants program are due online by Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Farmer grants are for farm business owners and managers who have an innovative idea they want to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, marketing initiative, or other technique. Projects should seek results other farmers can use and must have the potential to add to our region's knowledge about effective sustainable practices.

Awards are capped at $15,000 and projects may address the wide range of issues that affect farming throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Applicants must work with a technical advisor who serves in a consulting capacity. 




Congratulations to Bill and Barbara Sharp for being Queen Anne's Soil Conservation District's 2016 Cooperator of the Year! 

Delegate Steve Arentz (L), Bill and Barbara Sharp, Delegate Jay Jacobs (R)







Congratulations to Mark Eck and his family for being 2015 Cooperator of the Year

September 15, 2016

From L to R: Tony Riggi, Jenell Eck, Alan Eck, Easton Eck, Vicky Eck, Mark Eck, and Bobby Wilson


In Recognition of Donald Dawkins and his 60 Years of Dedicated Service to Queen Anne's Soil Conservation District

June 11, 2016

From L to R: Donald Dawkins and Bobby Wilson



Contact the Queen Anne's Soil Conservation District with any questions or for upcoming events information.


Phone:  410-758-1671 x3

Fax:      410-758-3820