Soil Conservation District
The mission of the Prince George's Soil Conservation District is to protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the State and County, and otherwise enhance their living environment, by conserving soil, water, and related resources.
The Prince George's Soil Conservation District is a political subdivision of the State and is governed by a 5-member Board of Supervisors who direct and oversee the local District.
- Approves ponds for dam safety in lieu of a State permit
- Develops education and outreach programs that help protect land, water and related natural resources and discourage land use abuses
- Reviews and approves grading and sediment control plans for all construction projects that disturb in excess of 5,000 square feet of land area, as required by State law
- Works with State and Federal agencies on agricultural issues, including erosion control and land strategies that help improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries
Preventing Soil Erosion
The District works to control and prevent soil erosion in order to:
- Assist in maintaining the navigability of rivers and harbors
- Control floods
- Preserve natural resources
- Preserve wildlife
- Prevent impairment of dams and reservoirs
- Protect the public lands
- Protect the tax base