Mercer County SCDlast updated: August 2008

As our New Jersey communities continue to grow, we are faced with the challenge of conserving our natural resources at the same time that we consume them.

The first Soil Conservation Districts were formed in the 1930's in the response to the devastating effects of the Dust Bowl. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt recommended that all states establish soil and water conservation districts thus an era of soil conservation began in New Jersey.

The Mercer County Soil Conservation District (MCSCD) was officially incorporated in April, 1959. Today, the MCSCD is one of 15 Soil Conservation Districts in New Jersey, operating under the State Soil Conservation Committee of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. The MCSCD is staffed by Resource Specialists and a licensed Professional Engineer. Policies and performance guidelines are set by a Board of five supervisors.

In the beginning, the MCSCD provided technical assistance primarily to the agricultural community. Today, our focus has expanded to also address the impacts of urbanization and development in New Jersey. In 1976 the Districts were mandated to administer the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act as a means to prevent soil erosion on construction sites, reduce nonpoint source pollution and enhance water quality.

We also provide a wide range of education services to residents of Mercer County, administer the NJ Conservation Cost Share Program and process EPA Stormwater Discharge Permits

Contact Mercer County SCD

Contact Mercer County SCD

William F. Brash, Jr.
508 Hughes Drive
Hamilton Square, New Jersey  08690-1329
Phone: (609) 586-9603
Fax: (609)586-1117


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Mercer County, New Jersey

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