BY WADE HAMPTON & HARRISON PALMER
2020 has been a difficult year and has slowed down many aspects of our lives, but the conservation business has never been busier at the Prince George’s Soil Conservation District. This year—which is also one of the wettest years on record—Cooperators have had more time at home to reflect on conservation issues on the farm. The District has been working hard to keep up with demand, all while navigating a new way of conducting business during COVID-19. Our goal has always been to keep our Cooperators and employees safe as we move forward. Here are some snapshots of projects that were completed by PGSCD Cooperators in 2020!
Above: Heavy Use Area Protection installed at Edgewood Farms in Upper Marlboro to reinforce areas heavily used by horse traffic. Before it was a muddy quagmire after rain events, but now it is a firm stone-dust area.
Above: Completed structures and drainage at several locations in Prince George’s County.
Above; Before & After: Completed structure for water control with flatter backslope and permanent vegetation to protect the access road at Wild Bay Farm.
Above: Run-in shed with root runoff management at 804 Cattle Co. in Upper Marlboro.
Above: Stream Crossing installed at Palmer Farms in Brandywine to allow passage across a drainage path.