The Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District is a division of State government, organized under the New Jersey Soil Conservation Act, NJSA 4:24-1 et seq. As a public subdivision of the State all board meetings are subject to public notice and open to public attendance. As such, the Board of Supervisors meeting regularly scheduled for Thursday November 2nd, 2017, will be held at 4:00 p.m. at The Rutgers Eco-Complex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200. The Board may enter into a closed Executive Session to discuss legal and /or other confidential matters.
Please contact the HEPSCD District Office at 862-333-4505 prior to attendance to verify the public meeting remains on the schedule.
The theme is “Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home”. Download the poster contest brochure here. The deadline for submittal to the HEPSCD is February 28, 2018 (postmarked or delivered).
The District will forward the best entry for each grade level to the state contest for competition.
Poster Evaluations National Poster Contest entries are reviewed by judges. The posters are evaluated on the following criteria:
Conservation message (50 percent) (Poster uses correct theme)
Visual effectiveness (30 percent)
Originality (10 percent) and
Universal appeal (10 percent)
Also taken into consideration artwork is completed on poster is that of participant (unless noted on entry form)
Two dates are offered for the 1-day seminar:
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Please click this link to download the publication from Rutgers University.
SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Take notice that the Nominating Committee meeting of the Hudson-Essex-Passaic Soil Conservation District will be held on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 12:00 noon at 80 Orchard Street, Bloomfield, NJ. Nominations will be accepted for two qualified individuals to serve as volunteer Supervisors of the Soil Conservation District for a three year term running from 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2020. Successful nominees will be submitted to the NJ Secretary of Agriculture for confirmation. Each NJ Soil Conservation District is a special purpose public governmental entity with operations carried out in close coordination with the State Soil Conservation Committee, NJ Department of Agriculture. More information may be found at www.hepsoilnj.org
Matthew J. Ward, Chairman
Journey North has an interactive website that allows contributors to report sightings of monarch butterflies. Information on other species can be reported as well. These sighting are compiled and mapped, providing a window into ecological changes over time . Graphs and resources for educators and conservationists are available.
The theme is “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life”. Please see our Education page for the downloadable application.
District Notes have been updated to reflect the 7th Edition of the NJ Standards for SESC & new District contact info. The latest note set also pertains to the new Soil Restoration Standard. Plan submittals will be evaluated during review for compliance with the current edition of the NJ Standards. The District’s Notes must be on the plan and have specific information relevant to the 7th Edition of the Standards, along with the District’s current contact information. Download the most current Notes from the Forms page of this website.
The Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in New Jersey 7th Ed. are now available for download at no cost. These Standards were adopted January 2014 and include additional guidance for assessing downstream stability, rip rap design, the use of infiltration and additional vegetative options for use in the Pinelands National Reserve. The effective date for these amendments is February 20, 2014.