|The purpose of the New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts is to conduct educational, scientific and charitable work concerning the conservation, maintenance,
improvement, development and use of land, soil, water, trees, vegetation, fish and wildlife, open space and other renewable natural resources.
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"Nonpoint Source Pollution/Low Impact Development"
2010 Poster Contest Winners
2011 Poster Contest
2012 Poster Contest
Welcome to the NJACD web pages. 2012 will be a year of focus on the issues the Partnership identified as priorities at their December 2011 meeting. I expect these pages to be an important part of the information flow. We are always happy to receive comments on content and format.
NJACD 2012 Meeting Dates:
January 10 - March 12 - May 14 - July 9 - September 10 - November 13
All meetings to follow the State Soil Conservation Committee meetings in the first floor Conference Room of the Health-Agriculture Building in Trenton.
NJACD 2012 Officers
At it's 2011 Annual Meeting the following Officers were elected for 2012.
From Left to Right- Dennis Dougherty ( Camden Soil Conservation District) - Secretary;
Charles Buscaglia ( Freehold Soil Conservation District) - President;
Priscilla Hayes ( Mercer Soil Conservation District) - 1st Vice President;
Louise Davis ( Morris Soil Conservation District) - Past President;
Mario Tridente ( HEP Soil Conservation District) - Treasurer;
Not pictured Raymond Cywinski ( Bergen Soil Conservation District) - 2nd Vice President.
Swearing in of new Soil District Supervisors
Left to right- Jean Reilly, Council for the SSCC doing the swearing in, Mario Tridente, HEP Soil District, Wayne Van Hise, Freehold Soil District, Marc Slaff, Morris Soil District and William Pollock, Ocean Soil District.
At the July 11, 2011 State Soil Conservation Committee (SSCC) meeting four Soil District Supervisors were sworn in. Each Soil District is governed by a five member volunteer Board. Members are recommended by local nominating committees and ratified by the SSCC.
Over 3000 people viewed the Soil Tunnel at Rutger's Day.
Soil Tunnel - with a grant from NRCS, the Soil Tunnel was developed in 2007, as an educational tool to bring greater understanding and appreciation of the complexity and importance of soil. The tunnel is available through the local Soil Districts. Each year it is requested approximately 30 times for county fairs, environmental events etc. Thousands of people have viewed it, including over three thousand at this year's Rutger's Day.
More on Rutgers Day
New Jersey Poster Contest 2010
Grand Champion Winner = Cynthia Chen