SASWCD is 75!
In celebration of this milestone, we have LOTS of educational events and an August field day planned to celebrate. Stay tuned and check back for more information on all of our upcoming events.
We still have some commemorative 2017 calendars available for $10, along with charcoal gray t-shirts featuring our great 75th logo for $16. Stop by the office Monday through Friday from 8-4 and pick one up - great for gifts for others or for yourself.
WINTER AG SCHOOL - SASWCD's annual Winter Ag School begins March 2 with a "Basics of Seed Saving" class with former Baker Creek Heirloom Seed employee Randel Agrella. The class will be held from 6-8pm in room 34 at Houlton High School. A full listing of classes and available credits can be downloaded here, WINTER AG SCHOOL. As always, all classes are FREE and open to the public. We have a good listing of diverse topics this year so come check us out!
BIG TREE CONTEST - The SASWCD and Maine Forest Service are teaming up to encourage people of all ages to appreciate the value of trees and forest with a fun competition, "Big Tree Contest". It is easy to participate. If you know of a tree that fits the "Big Tree" criteria, simply fill out a nomination form and submit it to the SASWCD. District Forester Dan Jacobs will follow up and measure the tree, recording its dimensions based on a formula. Competition will be held from January until October, with winners announced at that time. It's a good excuse to get outside! You may download a Tree Nomination Form here. A list of native Maine trees can be found on the Maine Forest Service website at Forest Trees of Maine. It's a great resource as it includes photos of our native tree species.