Southern Aroostook SWCD Events

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November 24: SASWCD is once again partnering with FSA to host a wreath making class Friday, November 24 at 3pm in Houlton. Class will be capped at 14 and is for adults only. Parents interested in making a wreath with their children will be given extra materials to take home with them, if available. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is necessary. To register, please call or email SASWCD at 254-4126 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Winter Ag School 2024: SASWCD is interested in hearing from you on topics you would like to learn more about that may be a good fit for our annual Winter Ag School series. If you have a topic of interest, please share with us!


PROJECT CANOPY GRANT - The SASWCD has completed two street tree-related projects through the Project Canopy Grant, a community forestry program of the Maine Forest Service. The initial street tree survey led to a planting project of 15 trees in three designated neighborhoods. The projects were focused on looking to the future for Houlton's street trees and we hope it is the start of many more trees being planted! 

MEDUXNEKEAG RIVER WATERSHED RESTORATION PHASE III - The SASWCD has received a conditional award from the DEP for a Phase III project for the Meduxnekeag Watershed. This project, funded through the Clean Water Act section 319, will continue working with livestock and crop farmers in the watershed to promote soil health practices, as well as provide educational and outreach opportunities. Stayed tuned for confirmation and the start of the project next year. 


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.