SASWCD's 75th Special Anniversary Newsletter is now available. If you are not on our mailing list and haven't received this multi-page newsletter highlighting our work over the year please stop in and pick up a copy. Lots of good photos and information including our board chair's "Thoughts from the Tractor Seat" and "A Year in Review" by NRCS district conservationist Helena Swiatek.
WINTER AG SCHOOL - 2018 Winter Ag School kicked off with a great native pollinator class March 6 with Xerces Society and NRCS partner pollinator conservationist Eric Venturini. We have a great series of classes planned through April 5 with diverse topics for all landowners. A pdf with a full listing of classes is available by clicking 2018 SCHEDULE.
SEPTIC SYSTEMS INSTALLER Workshop- Thursday, April 12 at Houlton Town Office. For more information, please call the District at 254-4126 or check back here for details. Pre-registration will be requested and certification credits available.
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.