Announcements

Congratulations to Catelyn Rich and Fields of Green School.

The Conservation Poster submitted by Catelyn Rich, a student at the Fields of Green School in Vernon has been chosen as the 2nd place winner in the 2017 Annual Conservation Poster Contest conducted by the NJ Association of Conservation Districts. The theme of this years contest was “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.”  To view the poster go to our Educational Page and click on the 2017 winners.

The District’s  Nominating Committee will meet on Monday May 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm at the District office, 186 Halsey Road, Newton (Hampton Township) NJ. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to submit nominations to the State Soil Conservation Committee (SSCC) for a three year seat on the District Board of Supervisors from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Mission

The Sussex County Soil Conservation District (SCSCD) is one of 15 Soil Conservation Districts established within the State of New Jersey.  Soil Conservation Districts are considered a special purpose unit of state government. There are over 3000 Conservation Districts nationwide. The function of conservation districts are to take available technical, financial and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so that the need the  needs of the local land user for conservation of the soil, water and   related resources.

The jurisdictional area of the SCSCD is Sussex County. The SCSCD is considered the local component of the NJ Conservation Partnership which consists of local state and federal agencies. The Mission of the NJ Conservation Partnership is to provide leadership in the planning and implementation of natural resource management programs for the agricultural and development communities and the general public through a locally based delivery system in coordination with local state and federal partners.

For more information on the roles and activities of NJ SCDs click here.