SASWCD is 75!
In celebration of this milestone, we have had some great educational events including a pig roast and SASWCD Awards Recognition dinner in August. Kingsbury Family Farm was selected as the 2017 Conservation Farmer of the year and we had a great night at Hidden Spring Winery honoring them and Sue Szwed as Outstanding Conservation Partner.
The Plants Grow Soil workshop is made possible through grant funding from the Broad Reach Fund of the Maine Community Foundation and through the U.S. EPA under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Please contact the District if you require special accommodations.
BIG TREE CONTEST - The SASWCD and Maine Forest Service are teaming up 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 winners announced 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.