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Wetland easement workshop set for March 19.

March 19, 2024

Delaware landowners are encouraged to attend a wetland easement workshop on March 19, at the Harrington Fire Hall, from 5 to 8 p.m. The workshop will help Delaware landowners learn more about the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) ...


Sussex Conservation District Cooperators’ Dinner held Dec. 5

Dec. 5, 2023

2021, 2022 and 2023 Cooperators Hitchens, Hastings and Phillips recognized.

GEORGETOWN, Del., Dec. 14, 2023 – The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) recently held the 2023 Cooperators’ Dinner at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company t...


Free soil health events set for Dec. 13, Jan. 16

Nov. 28, 2023

Georgetown, Del., Nov. 28, 2023 – The Delaware Soil Health Partnership will host two free soil health workshops at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., aimed at helping producers improve operational efficiency by examining inputs an...


2023 Sussex County Conservation Poster Contest Winners Announced

Nov. 20, 2023

Sussex Conservation District (SCD) recently recognized winners of the annual conservation poster contest. Posters were judged on the 2023 theme, “One Water.”  SCD received 162 entries across five grade categories; over 117 entries were receiv...


SCD accepting entries for the 2024 Conservation Stewardship Award

Oct. 10. 2023

GEORGETOWN, Del., Oct. 10, 2023 – Sussex Conservation District (SCD), the delegated authority for Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations in Sussex County, is accepting entries for the 2024 Conservation Stewardship Award. This award recogni...


Native tree giveaway set for Nov. 9

Oct. 5, 2023

Georgetown, Del., Oct. 5 – The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) will host a native tree giveaway on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Vanderwende-Evans Conservation Center located at 23818 Shortly Road, Georgetown. The event will be h...


Delaware Conservation Districts sponsor annual poster contest, “One Water”

Sept. 11, 2023

The New Castle, Kent and Sussex Conservation Districts are accepting entries for the annual conservation poster contest from Delaware public, charter, private or homeschooled students in grades K-12. Posters will be judged on the 2023 theme, ...


SCD approves over $770,000 in tax ditch cost-share funding

Sept. 6, 2023

The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) board of supervisors voted to approve the annual tax ditch cost-share program funding, totaling $772,000, at the board meeting on Aug. 22.
 

“Tax ditches are a critical drainage infrastructur...


SCD approves $4.6M cover crop program

Sept. 6, 2023

The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) board of supervisors voted to approve the annual cover crop cost-share program at the board meeting on Aug. 22.

“Just over $4.6 million in funding for the cover crop program is available to reach a ...


SCD announces oyster aquaculture cost-share program

Sept. 6, 2023

The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) board of supervisors has approved a new cost-share program to increase oyster aquaculture in Sussex County. This program will provide an incentive payment per harvested oyster to fund nutrient reductions in t...


Stormwater workshops series begins Sept. 13

Aug. 17, 2023

Georgetown, Del. – The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) will host free stormwater workshops on the second Wednesday in Sept., Oct. and Nov., from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Vanderwende-Evans Conservation Center, 23818 Shortly Road, Georgetown. I...


Soil Health Workshop set for Aug. 16

July 27, 2023

Georgetown, Del. – The Delaware Soil Health Partnership (DSHP) will hold a soil health workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bridgeville Fire Hall.

Annie Dee, NACD soil health champion and president of Dee River R...


Farmers encouraged to apply now for Sussex Co. cover crop cost share program

June 7, 2023

GEORGETOWN, Del .– Applications for Sussex Conservation District (SCD) cover crop cost share program will be accepted beginning Monday, June 12 through Friday, July 28. This program provides farmers with up to $75,000 in cost share assistance to...


Free soil test for corn growers

April 24, 2023

Georgetown, Del. – Sussex Conservation District (SCD) is now offering free pre-sidedress soil nitrogen testing (PSNT) to corn growers in Sussex County. SCD recommends performing a PSNT in the spring to determine the nitrogen requirements of an e...


2023 Conservation Stewardship Award winners recognized

March 3, 2023

GEORGETOWN, Del. – The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) recognized the 2023 Conservation Stewardship Award winners on Wednesday, March 1, at Plantation Lakes Golf and Country Club in Millsboro, Del.

David Baird, district coordinator at...


Over $500,000 available for cover crops in Sussex County, Del.

Feb. 7, 2023

Georgetown, Del., Feb. 7, 2023 – Additional cover crop funding, totaling over $500,000 is available for the Delaware Bay and Inland Bays watersheds of Sussex County.

Protecting the Delaware Bay and Inland Bays with Cover Crops is a USDA ...


Local Work Group Meeting

Feb. 7, 2023

GEORGETOWN, Del. – The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) will hold a hybrid local work group (LWG) meeting on Friday, March 10, 2023, at 9 a.m. at the Vanderwende-Evans Conservation Center in Georgetown. This event is free and open to the publi...


Tax ditch breakfast educates, recognizes officer

Jan. 25, 2023

Georgetown, Del.,  – Following a four-year hiatus, the Sussex Conservation District (SCD) recently held the biennial tax ditch breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Hall. The event brought together nearly 90 tax ditch ...


Resolve to improve your soil health in 2023 - Free workshops set for Jan. 18, Feb. 8 and 22

Dec. 19, 2022

Georgetown, Del. – The Delaware Soil Health Partnership can help you resolve to improve your soil health in 2023 with three soil health workshops. All events are free and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, lunch will...


SCD accepting entries for the 2023 Conservation Stewardship Award

Oct. 6, 2022

GEORGETOWN, Del., Oct. 6, 2022 – Sussex Conservation District (SCD), the delegated authority for Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations in Sussex County, is accepting entries for the 2023 Conservation Stewardship Award. This award will rec...


Free Stormwater 101 workshop

Sept. 6, 2022

Georgetown, Del., Sept. 6, 2022 – The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) will host a free, hybrid, stormwater 101 workshop on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Vanderwende-Evans Conservation Center. Jessica Watson, sedimen...


Soil Health Field Day set for Aug. 16

July 6, 2022

Georgetown, Del., July 6, 2022 – The Delaware Soil Health Partnership will hold an in-person soil health field day on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rick Clark, a fifth-generation farmer from Williamsport, Ind., will discuss ...


Free Film Screening: Delmarva and the Ground for Change to be held July 11

June 29, 2022

Georgetown, Del., June. 29, 2022 – The Delaware Soil Health Partnership is inviting agriculturalists, and those interested in learning more about conservation on Delmarva, to a free film screening of “Delmarva and the Ground for Change” on...


Caffeine & Cover Crops set for Nov. 15

Nov. 15, 2022

Georgetown, Del., Oct. 14, 2022 – An in-person caffeine and cover crops event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, from 8 - 9:30 a.m., at the Vanderwende-Evans Conservation Center in Georgetown. This event is free and preregistration is encou...


2022 Conservation Stewardship Award winners recognized

March 3, 2022

GEORGETOWN, Del., March 11, 2022 – The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) recognized the inaugural Conservation Stewardship Award winners on Thursday, March 3, at Plantation Lakes Golf and Country Club in Millsboro, Del.

David Baird, dis...


2022 Delmarva Soil Summit

Feb. 7 & 8, 2022

Over 200 attendees came together, virtually and in-person, for the two-day 2022 Delmarva Soil Summit (DSS) at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md.

Keynote speakers Ray Archuleta, farmer and Understanding Ag founder, Jimm...


Conservation field staff attend soil health and sustainability training

Oct. 19-21, 2021

GEORGETOWN, Del, Oct. 26, 2021 – Delaware conservation district and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field staff recently attended a three-day soil health and sustainability training. The first two days consisted of presentatio...


Minimizing Our Impact & Maximizing Fall Fertilizer Applications

September 2021

If you are growing cool-season grasses the time to apply fertilizer is now. Unequivocally, the fall is the best time to fertilize our cool-season grasses, but the window to maximize how much fertilizer actually gets into the plant has been determi...


SCD approves annual cost share, increases incentives for cover crop program

Aug. 25, 2021

GEORGETOWN, Del., Aug. 25, 2021 – The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) board of supervisors voted to approve the annual cost share program and increase incentives for the cover crop cost share program at the board meeting on Aug. 24. The cover...


Dedication ceremony, ribbon cutting held for Vanderwende-Evans Conservation Center

July 15, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon.

GEORGETOWN, Del., July 16, 2021 – The Sussex Conservation District (SCD) recently held an open house and dedication ceremony for the Vanderwende-Evans Conserva...