FARMS and RIVERS for the FUTURE - This is a partnership project among UMaine, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, NRCS, and SASWCD. Farmers in the Meduxnekeag Watershed will be contacted by the SASWCD in the coming months to participate in one-on-one interviews with UMaine project researchers. The project will help make clear farmer's perceptions and potential barriers to implementing certain BMPs.
PROJECT CANOPY GRANT - The SASWCD was recently awarded a Project Canopy Grant, a community forestry program of the Maine Forest Service, to conduct a street tree survey in Houlton. Volunteers went out this summer and collected data in different neighborhoods within Houlton and results will be compiled into a report for the town this winter, providing guidance on future maintenance and tree plantings.
MOBILE KITCHEN CART PROJECT - With Covid-19 impacting the project's focus on in-class cooking, the SASWCD continues to reach students through USDA-Farm to School grant in other ways. The SASWCD began a new online video series called "Snack Bites," videos of recipes for quick, homemade snacks that are simple enough for children to make without adult supervision. Students can view the You Tube videos on the RSU29 "Snack Bites" page - http://www.rsu29.org/district-information/snack-bites Thank you to local artist Frank Sullivan for generously designing the "Snack Bites" logo free of charge!
OTHER PROJECTS and EDUCATION
"WINTER AG SCHOOL" - Winter Ag School 2021 is now being planned. Check back by end of January for a complete listing.