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   Southern Aroostook SWCD EVENTS

  Winter & Spring Ag School 2024: SASWCD's annual class series continues with schedule of remaining classes here: Winter/Spring Ag School. Next class is the Chainsaw Safety Class Saturday, April 27th. Class size is limited so pre-registration is necessary. Contact 254-4134 fmi.

FB Chainsaw Safety Class  

 Annual Tree and Plant Sale: Plant and tree sale order deadline has passed. For those who have placed orders with us, SASWCD will be contacting you to schedule a pick up date, which is generally around first week of May. We will have some trees and plants available for sale the day of the pick-up too so please bring a friend who just may want to leave with a tree of their own!

Trout Sale: Stock your pond with brook trout and invite the grandkids over! Order form may be downloaded here: Trout Sale Pond stocking does require a permit through IF&W. Permits are $10 and valid for 5 years. You can fill out an application at application to stock waters in the state of Maine. Turnaround time is approximately 10 days. You must have a valid permit before ordering brook trout. Questions? Contact the SASWCD at 254-4126. 



MEDUXNEKEAG RIVER WATERSHED RESTORATION PHASE III - The SASWCD has received a grant award from the DEP for a Phase III project for the Meduxnekeag River 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 partnership opportunities and event announcements as we begin project activities this year. If you farm in the Meduxnekeag Watershed and are interested in being a participant, please contact the SASWCD at 254-4126 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.


Assist and educate the public to promote stewardship of soil and water resources to landowners.

Board of Supervisors

The Southern Aroostook SWCD is locally-led by a volunteer board of Supervisors who direct district staff in determining natural resource priorities and educational programs. The current board of Supervisors include:

Elected and Appointed Supervisors
Gene Lawlor, Chair, Merrill
Jake Dyer, Vice-Chair, Monticello

Bud Philbrook, Treasurer, Island Falls
Perry Lilley, Smyrna
James Fitzpatrick, Houlton

Associate Supervisors:

Christy Fitzpatrick, Houlton
Kathryn Harnish, Houlton

The board of supervisors meet the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm at USDA Service Center. The public is welcome to attend.