Kent Soil and Water Conservation District

The Kent Soil & Water Conservation District partners with local, state and federal agencies to help protect the Chesapeake Bay. The District works with landowner to install conversation practices to protect soil health and reduce runoff and nutrients from entering the Bay.

KSWCD was founded on May 8th,1938 and is the oldest soil conservation district in Maryland and the Northeast United States. The program for soil conservation districts was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt after the catastrophe of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s showed a need for conserving our soil. Soil scientist Hugh Bennett helped lead the initiative, and today there are over 3,000 soil conservation districts spanning across all 50 states.

Contact Kent Soil and Water Conservation District

Contact Kent Soil and Water Conservation District

Natasha Mulford
Administrative Assistant I
3122 Speer Road
Suite 4
Chestertown, Maryland  21620-1033
Phone: 410-778-5150 ext 3290
Fax: (410) 778-4700


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Kent County, Maryland