**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.

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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Charles Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors formally denounces racism, sexism and discrimination in any form.

The District recognizes that our organization is stronger, more resilient and more effective when we include the full diversity of voices within our communities. Therefore, the District is fully committed in its efforts of diversity, equity and inclusivity (DEI) to work with internal and external customers, districts, partners, and stakeholders.

The District shall strive to promote diversity within its membership, working to increase involvement through committees and activities, local appointments, and leadership positions. We will work to identify opportunities to increase participation, including the recruitment and development of new supervisors and associate supervisors.

The District commits to gain greater awareness and understanding of issues important to diverse communities and to encourage even greater transparency and open dialogue in District programs.

It is essential to our shared mission of voluntary, locally-led conservation to engage all of the people that we serve.