SASWCD BOARD SUPERVISORS - The Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking people to serve on our board who can help guide District priorities and work in establishing natural resource priorities for USDA-NRCS program funding. If you would like to join us and learn more about the District's work, please contact Angie at 254-4126 or attend our next monthly meeting February 12 at 3pm. Thank you!
OTHER PROJECTS and EDUCATION
HEALTHY SOILS, HEALTHY FARMS: Wednesday, February 19 from 9am to 3pm at UMPI. Join SASWCD, Maine Farmland Trust, UMaine, CASWCD and fellow farmers for a day of learning how healthy soil practices can benefit Aroostook's farm operations. Colorado biotic potato grower Brendon Rockey will be the keynote speaker with workshops following throughout the day. Cost is $15 per person and includes lunch. A full agenda and registration can be found at https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/event/healthy-soils-healthy-farms/
WINTER AG SCHOOL 2020 - The SASWCD has a diverse variety of classes coming up, beginning with the day-long Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms conference February 19 at UMPI, which is funded in part by the SASWCD's 319 Clean Water Act grant. Check out all class listings at WINTER AG SCHOOL and follow us on Facebook for updates.
BASIC AND ADVANCED EROSION CONTROL PRACTICES - The SASWCD and Dept of Environmental Protection will be holding this class Wednesday, April 22 from 7:30am to 3:45pm at the Houlton Town Office. This course is necessary to become a contractor certified in Erosion & Sedimentation Control Practices by DEP. Recertification credits will also be available. Cost is $30 and pre-registration with SASWCD is required. Check out agenda at Erosion Control Workshop
NORTHERN REGIONAL ENVIROTHON - It's our turn to host this national natural resources competition for high school students and this year it will be held Tuesday, May 19 at Riverfront Park in Houlton. Check back for more information on this important program for our students.