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Program Description

  Soil Conservation

The Montgomery Soil Conservation District (MSCD) is a political subdivision of the State staffed by County, State, and Federal employees that assist farmers and landowners with Soil Conservation and Water Quality Plans designed to help protect local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, as well as achieve State mandated nutrient reduction goals for farmland. They also provide technical assistance for conservation practices, and administer a variety of Federal and State cost-share programs that help fund projects to prevent soil erosion and improve water quality. The MSCD receives funding from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) through the Water Quality Protection Charge that is used to implement conservation practices required to meet Montgomery County's Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), which is the rural equivalent to the County's MS4 Permit for the urban area.

Program Contacts

Contact Jeremy Criss of the Office of Agriculture at 240-590-2830 or Jane Mukira of the Office of Management and Budget at 240-777-2754 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved2116021.90
Increase Cost: Position Reclassifications 142410.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.64020.00
FY19 Approved2322451.90