Address:
304 North Street Houlton Maine 04730
Phone:
207-254-4126

barn painting

 

Summer is here and we are planning a couple of field tours along with working with different farmers to plant multi-species cover crop mixes in the Meduxnekeag Watershed through a DEP funded grant project. The District is also partnering with a couple of other agencies on some upcoming workshops. Check back often for updated information. In the meantime, happy growing! Frank Sullivan painting, "Of Mice and Men"

LOOKING AHEAD

LOCAL WORK GROUP MEETING: The SASWCD and NRCS Houlton field office will be holding a special local work group meeting Wednesday, June 27 at 8:30am here at the office.  Discussion will focus on including removal of the noxious weed bedstraw into the ranking process for NRCS cost-share programs, along with updates on funding program changes. Please contact the Southern Aroostook SWCD for more information: 254-4126 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written comments will also be accepted.

 

BIG TREE CONTEST - The SASWCD and Maine Forest Service are continuing to encourage people of all ages to appreciate the value of trees andHemlock 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.

 

 FARMER COFFEE AND FIELD TOUR: The SASWCD and NRCS are partnering on a morning field tour in July to check out some unique cover crop combination plantings happening in Southern Aroostook. Check back for more information or stop by the office as we get closer to the date!
 
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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.
 
 
Education for all landowners is an important part of our work. Check out listings under "Education" and "Fundraising" to see what is happening this fall in Southern Aroostook.