Rutgers Cooperative Extension has announced the opening of a new high tunnel greenhouse structure at the Passaic County Golf Course. The high tunnel was funded through a grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts under the Urban Agriculture Conservation Initiative. RCE partnered with the Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District to apply for the grant. More
Effective May 6, 2019: The HEPSCD requests 3 copies of the Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Plan and Details. A single set of civil drawings is requested for review and reference.
The NJ State Soil Conservation Committee has updated the application form to reflect the 2017 Soil Restoration Standard. Please download the most current form. Use of outdated forms may delay approvals.
The required 48-hour notice can now be provided online. Please reference your certification letter issued by the Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District when filling out the form in order to correctly submit the ID and project name.
If you want to reach the reviewer/inspector for your specific project, please visit this page to find contact information and the list of municipalities handled by each reviewer/inspector.
The NJ Department of Agriculture has introduced a new website, https://findjerseyfresh.com/ , to make it easy to find Jersey Fresh produce. Find out what is locally available, discover agritourism in NJ, and more.
The Hudson Essex Passaic SCD updates its note set to reflect changes to the NJ Standards as they are promulgated. Download the most current Notes and include on the Soil Erosion & Sediment Control plan prior to submittal.
Putting in new landscaping? Looking for plants that will thrive in New Jersey? Consider native plants, which are born for the job. Many lists are available, and your local nursery likely carries a selection of plants that can encourage pollinators, including birds, butterflies, and bees. Your selections can be further refined by choosing plants that are resistant to deer browsing. The Audubon Native Plants Database is one such list and is searchable by zip code.
Effective December 7th, 2017, any application submitted to a local Soil Conservation District for erosion and sediment control plan certification must include provisions to mitigate potential soil compaction in accordance with the revised Standards. Previously certified Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plans, Plan eligible for recertification and minor revisions are not subject to the adopted amendments.
Please note- the testing/mitigation/inspection process will only apply to plans which have been submitted to a District on or after December 7th, 2017. Plan and inspection requirements are not retroactive to previously certified plans or plans which are in process of being reviewed by the District.
On behalf of the New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts, please see the information regarding the NJACD Memorial Conservation Scholarship. This information has been sent out to all of the State’s Colleges and Universities. Please note that the deadline for submitting the applications this year is May 7, 2018. Please feel free to contact Richard Belcher should you have any questions.
Richard A. Belcher,
NJ Envirothon Coordinator
Farmland Assessment Coordinator
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Spec.
NJ Dept. Of Agriculture/SSCC
P.O. Box 330 Trenton NJ 08625
609-633-2549 Office phone