News & Updates

July 2023



July 20 • State Fair Begins

July 28 • Cost Share Sign Up Ends

Oct. 3 & 11 • CCR Recertification

Cover Crop Referral Program

In an effort to help Delaware meet its water quality goals of 240,000 acres of cover crops statewide, SCD has launched a new cover crop referral program. SCD will pay $500 to the referring farmer, and to each new farmer that enrolls and completes the pilot program.

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SCD Early Establish Commercial

Establish Cover Crops Early

Don’t wait until after harvest to plant your cover crops; consider broadcasting or interseeding cover crops into your standing cash crop.

Cover Crop Reminders

Are you enrolled in SCDs cover crop program? Don't forget to sign up to receive text reminders.

You can help us reach our goal of 80,000 acres of cover crops in Sussex County.

Delaware State Fair

SCD is proud to be part of the Delaware Conservation Partnership (DCP) which is set up at the Delaware State Fair, in the air-conditioned Ag Commodities Building.

Pick up some DCP swag, a rain gauge or reusable bag, then take a 📸 selfie at the photo booth.

We can't wait to see you there!

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The Delaware Conservation Partnership is:

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Delaware Association of Conservation Districts

New Castle Conservation District

Kent Conservation District

Sussex Conservation District

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CCR Recertification

The next Certified Construction Reviewer (CCR) recertification course will be held on Oct. 4 and 11, 2023.

The course is $90 and highlights changes in the Sediment and Stormwater Program and Regulations, along with newer approaches to stormwater management.

CCRs eligible for recertification will be notified by DNREC, registration is required.

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Climate-Smart Mitigation Activities

Producers and land managers are experiencing firsthand the impacts of climate change, which is caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. With support from NRCS, farmers, ranchers and forest landowners across the nation's working lands can contribute to climate solutions.

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To serve Sussex County
by providing technical
guidance and financial
assistance to enhance,
maintain, protect, and
improve land and
water resources.
Agricultural Conservation
21315 Berlin Road, Unit 4
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-856-3990 ext.3
Equipment, Stormwater Management,
Billing & Administration
23818 Shortly Rd. 
Georgetown, DE 19947

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