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.
BASIC SEPTIC SYSTEMS INSTALLER Workshop- Thursday, April 12 at Houlton Town Office beginning at 8am and ending 4pm. Presenters include state soil scientist Dave Rocque and former Maine state site evaluator Glenn Angell. Cost of day-long class is $20 which includes class handouts, coffee and snacks. Lunch is on your own. Pre-registration is requested. To read more about the workshop and to download a registration form, please click REGISTRATION. Certification credits are available.
2018 TROUT SALE - We are extremely pleased to have found a new hatchery for Brook trout sales, enabling the SASWCD to continue with our annual trout sale. Please check out the "Fundraising" tab at the top of the page to find out more information about ordering Brook trout.
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.