PROJECT CANOPY GRANT - The SASWCD was recently awarded a Project Canopy Grant, a community forestry program of the Maine Forest Service, to conduct a street tree survey in Houlton. Volunteers have been out this summer collecting data in different neighborhoods within Houlton with results that will be compiled into a report for the town this winter, providing guidance on future maintenance and tree plantings.
MOBILE KITCHEN CART PROJECT - With Covid-19 and closure of schools, the SASWCD switched gears to continue reaching students as part of our USDA-Farm to School grant. Instead of in-class hands-on cooking classes with Houlton elementary students, we began a new online video series called "Snack Bites." These videos are recipes for quick, homemade snacks that are simple enough for children to make without adult supervision. Students can view the You Tube videos on the RSU29 "Snack Bites" page - http://www.rsu29.org/district-information/snack-bites Thank you to local artist Frank Sullivan for generously designing the "Snack Bites" logo free of charge!
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