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Upcoming Events:  As part of the EPA-funded 319 water quality grant for Nickerson Lake, the SASWCD will be hosting a "Gravel Roads and Water Quality" workshop Tuesday, May 12 beginning at 8:30am at the Houlton Community Golf Course Clubhouse in New Limerick. Presenters include Dave Rocque, state soil scientist who will include a field visit to recently constructed "rock sandwiches" as part of the morning-long presentation. Pre-registration is appreciated by contacting the District at 532-2087 x101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Four contractor certification credits are available to DEP certified contractors.
Orders for the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District's annual tree, shrub and flower sale have been submitted. Pick up date for all orders is this Friday, May 8.
SASWCD's annual Trout sale is now happening. To download a trout order form, please click here. All orders must include a valid stocking permit from IF&W that can be downloaded from their site at Orders must be submitted to SASWCD by May 22. Trout pick up will be Thursday, May 28 at 11am. Call the SASWCD at 532-2087 x101 for more information.
In Row Cover Crop Seed 2015 for webConservation Innovation Grant
The SASWCD is partnering with three Southern Aroostook potato farmers on a grant project that involves planting legumes (pictured left) in-row with potato crops. The three-mix cover includes Desi-Chickpea, Greenfix Chickling Vetch, and Yellow Spring Forage Peas. One of the farmers will be planting a 15 multi-species forage mix that will later have cattle rotated through it. The grant will demonstrate how multi-species mixes can help soil health while providing available nitrogen to the crops, ultimately reducing the application of nitrogen fertilizer.   
  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 summer 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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