June 22 Chop and Drop: Fisheries Habitat Enhancement Training with Maine Forest Service, IF&W, and Field Geology Services at the Millar Arena in Houlton. Check out detailed workshop information under the "Education" tab and "Other Educational Events". Workshop is free but pre-registration with SASWCD is required.
LakeSmart Program through Maine Lakes (www.lakes.me): The Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District is the Resource Hub for this program in Aroostook County. There are many simple actions homeowners can take to protect the lake they love. If you live on a lake and are interested in learning more about this program that helps preserve water quality and the value of your lake property, please contact us at 254-4126.
PROJECT CANOPY GRANT - The SASWCD was awarded a 2020 Project Canopy Grant, a community forestry program of the Maine Forest Service, to conduct a street tree survey in Houlton. The project has been completed with a written report provided to the Town of Houlton that includes recommendations and guidance on future maintenance and tree plantings within the town. Tara King, GIS specialist with NRCS, developed an interactive map of surveyed trees that allows users to glean specific information on the trees. The online map can be accessed at ArcGIS Dashboards. The District is working on a new Project Canopy Grant and will begin planting 15 trees in three designated neighborhoods in town in September. Like SASWCD's FB page to learn more about this planting project.