Spring is here and lots of plans for planting trees and perennials from the SASWCD sale, along with working with different farmers to plant multi-species cover crop mixes in the Meduxnekeag Watershed through a DEP funded grant project. The District is also partnering with a couple of other agencies on some upcoming workshops and field tours. Check back often for updated information. In the meantime, happy planting! Frank Sullivan painting, "Of Mice and Men"
2018 TROUT SALE - We are extremely pleased to have found a new hatchery for Brook trout sales, enabling the SASWCD to continue with our annual trout sale. Please check out the "Fundraising" tab at the top of the page to find out more information about ordering Brook trout.
BIG TREE CONTEST - The SASWCD and Maine Forest Service are continuing 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 a complete list of nominated trees and measurements available 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.