Anne Arundel Soil and Water Conservation in Annapolis Maryland

Address and phone number for Anne Arundel Soil and Water Conservation, a Soil and Water Conservation, at Riva Road, Annapolis MD.


Name
Anne Arundel Soil and Water Conservation
Address
2662 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
Phone
410-571-6757
Fax
724-925-1495
Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30 AM-3:30 PM

About the Anne Arundel Soil and Water Conservation

The Anne Arundel Soil and Water Conservation, located in Annapolis, MD, protects and improves Annapolis soil and water resources. A government agency, the Soil and Water Conservation District provides resources on conservation and management for soil, water, and other natural resources. It aims to conserve land, water, forests, and wildlife in Maryland state. In addition, the Soil and Water Conservation District Association and the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) provides conservation support for Annapolis residents and businesses.

You may contact Soil and Water Conservation Districts for questions about:
  • Annapolis Soil and Water conservation programs
  • Conservation practices
  • Natural resources in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Annapolis soil and water surveys
  • The Soil and Water Conservation Act
Conservation Education Programs in Annapolis, Maryland

The Annapolis Soil and Water Conservation District offers educational resources on conservation. These include programs on water management, best practices to limit soil erosion, and irrigation practices. The SWCS also provides training and professional development resources for conservations, including educating policy makers on conservation practices and implementing policies to conserve resources.

Conserving Water & Reducing Soil Erosion

In addition to educational programs, the SWCS provides financial and technical support for conservation efforts. Their programs include resources on conserving water, reducing soil erosion, and improving water quality. In Annapolis, the SWCS connects residents with the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program, which finances conservation-oriented improvements. Other programs include financial support for existing conservation systems and cost-sharing programs to install conservation systems. The SWCS provides information on grant funding offered by the federal government and Maryland state to improve soil and water conservation.

Annapolis Soil and Water Protection

In order to protect Annapolis soil and water resources, the Soil and Water Conservation District develops, implements, and enforces policies that protect natural resources. These include issues affecting Anne Arundel County farmers, such as soil erosion, animal waste, and grazing policies. Similarly, they monitor pest management regulations and nutrient management. Soil and Water Conservation also includes erosion control and management enforcement, such as for construction and mining, which protects water and soil quality. Ground and surface water are also under the authority of the Anne Arundel Soil and Water Conservation, including regulating Annapolis water pollution and stormwater runoff.

Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act

At the Federal level, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) monitors Soil and Water Conservation Offices under the authority granted by the Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act of 1977. The USDA thus has authority over conservation, protection, and enhancement of soil and water resources. In Annapolis, USDA Offices monitor soil and water trends, recommend policies, and develop Soil and Water Conservation programs. The USDA also administers the Conservation Innovation Grants program.

Contact the Anne Arundel Soil and Water Conservation

You may contact the Anne Arundel Soil and Water Conservation by calling 410-571-6757, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Anne Arundel Soil and Water Conservation, 2662 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.


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