By Trish Romano, Certified Self Storage Manager
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 3,000 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 needs of the local land user for conservation of the soil, water and related resources.
The jurisdictional area of the SCSCD is Sussex County, and it is considered the local component of the NJ Conservation Partnership which consists of local, state and federal agencies. They have the power to adopt land use regulations, as well as conduct research and surveys, undertake projects to control erosion, lead efforts on dams and flood control and also own and manage real property.
SCSCD programs are financed through grants as well as fees collected from the local enforcement of State Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Programs, and is governed by a five member board of supervisors who are unpaid. They receive no federal, state or county tax dollars and are a fully self-sufficient entity.
The SCSCD offer technical assistance to the local community and officials on the conservation of renewable natural resources. They are a sponsor of the New Jersey Envirothon, which promotes healthy competition of high school teams in the areas of soils, aquatics, wildlife and forestry. The members of the winning teams receive a $1,000 scholarship each plus travel expenses to the national competition.
To learn more about the Sussex County Soil Conservation District and their mission and how they are helping to make our world a better place, visit their website, email them or give them a call at 973-579-5074.
Please patronize our business and non-profit partners and request more information on how they can help you or your business. The Sussex County Soil Conservation District partners with our store on Hampton House Road in Newton, NJ and we value their local organization as part of our growing community.
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