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 Welcome to the Southern Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District

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Saturday, November 21 from 9am-1pm: The 4th annual Holiday Farmers Market continues this year at the County Co-op and Farm Store (inside = warm) located on Main Street in Houlton. At least six Community Market vendors will be there to help make your holiday meal a local one. Stop by and say hi and stay for a coffee and the Co-op's delicious pastries. For additional information contact the SASWCD at 532-2087 x101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, December 10 at 3pm:  Please join the SASWCD and USDA-NRCS for the Local Work Group meeting. The LWG meets annually to provide recommendations on how Farm Bill bill funds are spent on local natural resource priorities. Recommendations are then passed on to the state level of NRCS for consideration.

The LWG will meet from 3pm - 4:30pm at the USDA Service Center, 304 North St, Houlton. If you would like more information, would like to attend, or need special accommodations to attend, please contact Angie at 532-2087 x101 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Supervisor Elections - The SASWCD is seeking landowners in Southern Aroostook interested in serving on the District board. Currently, the board has an available position open for an appointed supervisor. The board works together to guide activities of the SASWCD while serving as the local connection between landowners and state and federal agencies. Anyone interested in serving should contact Angela Wotton at 532-2087 x101.


Planning has begun for the SASWCD's  annual "Winter Ag School." Check back under the "Events" tab soon to find out what workshop classes are being offered in 2016.

About Soil and Water Conservation Districts:
Soil and Water Conservation Districts work as the grass roots connection between local, state and federal agencies and producers and have done so since 1935, when Congress agreed to a Soil Conservation Service after spending an afternoon in session with skies darkened by soil particles blown in from the Great Plains. The Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District became recognized under Maine State Law in January of 1942. Since then, the SASWCD has grown from working with farmers as conservation "cooperators" to include all landowners.

SASWCD MIssion: Assist and educate the public to promote stewardship of soil and water resources to landowners.
The Southern Aroostook SWCD is locally-led by a volunteer board of Supervisors who direct district staff in determining natural resource priorities and educational programs. The current board of Supervisors include:
Elected and Appointed Supervisors:
Gene Lawlor, Board Chair, Merrill       Peter Qualey, Sherman
Jon Scott, Linneus                               Perry Lilley, Smyrna
Sue Caswell, Dyer Brook
Associate Supervisors:
Linda Trickey, Smyrna
Education for all landowners is an important part of our work. Check out listings under "Events" to see what is happening this winter in Southern Aroostook.

Board Meetings

 logo sm The District's Board of Supervisors meet the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at our office at 304 North Street in Houlton. The public is always welcome to attend. If you require special assistance, please contact Angela Wotton for accommodations.

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The District prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

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