Welcome to the Southern Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District
SASWCD is turning 75 in 2017!
2017 the Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District will be 75 years old! We have LOTS of educational events and a field day planned to celebrate. Stay tuned and check back for more information on upcoming events.
To begin the celebration, the SASWCD has 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.
Local Work Group meeting - Each year, the SASWCD and NRCS host a Local Work Group meeting to set local natural resource priorities and criteria for USDA-NRCS conservation activites and programs. The 2017 LWG will be held Thursday, January 19 at 1pm here at the USDA Service Center, 304 North St. Please contact us with any questions at 532-9407 x 3. Written comments may also be accepted.
2017 Fruit tree and plant sale - The order form for the 2017 Fruit tree and plant sale is available. Check under "Events" tab and "Fundraising Events" for order form and deadline information. PDF may also be downloaded HERE
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
Jake Dyer, Monticello Perry Lilley, Smyrna
Sue Caswell, Dyer Brook
Linda Trickey, Smyrna
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.