Welcome to the Southern Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District
October 8 - Aroostook Apple Day
Aroostook Apple Day: Come celebrate fruit varieties for the North with activities and workshops such as apple identification with Maine apple guru John Bunker, apple tastings, fruit displays, workshops on plums, apples and pears, and organic pest and disease management with MOFGA's orchardist CJ Walke. Sales of local products will also be available. Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum in LIttleton from 11:30am to 4:30pm. Sponsored in part by MOFGA and Maine Farmland Trust. Check out Event tab and "Educational Events" for schedule and class descriptions or click on the FLIER HERE for a pdf of class descriptions and ongoing activities.
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 Jake Dyer, Monticello
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.