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   Southern Aroostook SWCD EVENTS

  Winter Ag School 2024: SASWCD's annual class series featuring diverse topics can be downloaded here: Winter/Spring Ag School. We have a great line-up of classes this year starting March 5 so please check the schedule out!  

 Annual Tree and Plant Sale: We are excited to be offering a larger selection of trees, flowering shrubs and perennials as part of the 2024 sale. Updated order form of available plants is available here: Plant/Tree Sale Form



MEDUXNEKEAG RIVER WATERSHED RESTORATION PHASE III - The SASWCD has received a conditional award from the DEP for a Phase III project for the Meduxnekeag Watershed. This project, funded through the Clean Water Act section 319, will continue working with livestock and crop farmers in the watershed to promote soil health practices, as well as provide educational and outreach opportunities. Stayed tuned for confirmation and the start of the project this year. 


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.
Education for all landowners is an important part of our work. Check out listings under "Education" and "Fundraising" to see what is happening this fall in Southern Aroostook.


Assist and educate the public to promote stewardship of soil and water resources to landowners.

Board of Supervisors

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, Chair, Merrill
Jake Dyer, Vice-Chair, Monticello

Bud Philbrook, Treasurer, Island Falls
Perry Lilley, Smyrna
James Fitzpatrick, Houlton

Associate Supervisors:

Christy Fitzpatrick, Houlton
Kathryn Harnish, Houlton

The board of supervisors meet the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm at USDA Service Center. The public is welcome to attend.