Welcome to the Southern Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District
Natural Resources Assessment Online Survey - Maine Soil & Water Conservation Districts are conducting a Natural Resources Assessment and we need your help. The goal is to determine natural resource priorities so that Districts and USDA-NRCS can assist landowners, professionals, and others with making good decisions to protect and improve our land and water resources. To encourage participation in the survey, the Southern Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District will enter everyone who completes a survey into a drawing for a prize of $50. Take advantage of this opportunity for your voice to be heard. The 10-15 minute survey may be accessed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JQ5GPL5
Natural Resources Assessment Public Meeting - The assessment will be a snapshot of current issues and conditions which are significant to the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District in its work with NRCS and other conservation partners. As part of the assessment project, the SASWCD will be holding a public meeting in addition to the online survey on Thursday, February 25, 6-8pm at Houlton High School, Room 34. All landowners' input is valuable in determining natural resource issues for Southern Aroostook.
Winter Ag School - March 1 - April 2, 2016 - Workshops are confirmed for the SASWCD's annual "Winter Ag School." Check under the "Events" tab for a complete listing of classes. Class listing is also available as a pdf by clicking HERE.
TREE, SHRUB & PLANT SALE
The plant listing and order form for 2016 Tree and Shrub sale is now available. You can download a PDF of 2016 listings HERE. To request a copy to be mailed to you, please contact the SASWCD at 532-2087 x101.
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
Need appointed supervisor Perry Lilley, Smyrna
Sue Caswell, Dyer Brook
Linda Trickey, Smyrna
Jon Scott, Linneus
The board of supervisors meet the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at USDA Service Center. The public is welcome to attend.
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.