**COVID-19 Operational Update**

Charles Soil Conservation District office is currently open to the public at a reduced level.  Please call ahead.  Materials may be dropped off and picked up in the vestibule.  Virtual meetings are still encouraged.  Necessary in-person meetings should be scheduled in advance.  Building entry protocols will apply to anyone entering beyond the vestibule.  State offices remain closed to the public with continued telework in place. 

Local Work Group Meeting

The Charles Soil Conservation District is hosting the Charles County Local Work Group (LWG) meeting on Monday, October 14th, 2020 at 11:00 am. The purpose of the LWG is to provide USDA with input on the local natural resource priorities and criteria for USDA (agricultural) conservation activities and programs.  The meeting is a virtual meeting and is open to the public.

If interested in participating please RSVP by calling (301) 638 -3028 by October 9th in order to receive call-in instructions.

Supervisor Nominations are Being Accepted

Nominations for a Charles Soil Conservation District Supervisor position are being accepted to fill the expiring term of Jack Welch.  Completed and signed nomination forms should be mailed to the State Soil Conservation Committee as noted on the form by May 27, 2020.  The appointment is for an at-large position and does not require Extension or Farm Bureau signatures.  The appointment will be for a five-year term to expire April 18, 2025.  Please refer to the Facts Supervisors Should Know for further information or contact the District should you have any questions.

Mission Statement

The Charles Soil Conservation District serves the people of Charles County in the conservation and protection of soil, water, and other natural resources using all available technical, financial, and educational programs.

Vision Statement

To serve as a leading agency in Charles County in promoting the wise use and protection of Charles County’s natural resources through the application of conservation practices and conservation education.