Welcome to Androscoggin Valley Soil and  Water Conservation District's new homepage!“Making Conservation Work for You”

Our Mission: The mission of Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District is to protect and conserve our natural resources by promoting stewardship in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties. We do this by providing leadership, technical assistance and educational programming.

NEW POSTINGS ON FOLLOWING PAGES -- underlined text links to a page and/or files  (Pages will have other supporting documents)

Contact Us - Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District staff member have new email addresses.  Check this out.

 District Events and News -PLEASE NOTE: Saturday, September 26, 2015 the Conservation District will be offering a Pond Walk and Talk event at the Bisson Farm, 116 Meadow Road, Topsham, Sagadahoc County.  Another opportunity to learn of conservation measures to prevent soil erosion and control stormwater run off are in the planning stages. Watch for details.

TWO OPPORTUNITIES: Election for office of District Board Supervisor and volunteer to serve as appointed District Board Supervisor.

District Projects - See current projects being worked

Lake Auburn EPA 319 Clean Water Act Grant Award notification

Androscoggin River Watershed Fish Passage Barrier and Martin Stream Crossings and Dam Inventory--project description and thank you to volunteers and partners participating in this project

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction project offers farm assessment, program description, checklist, links to good information and six modules on this page.  

Farm-A-Syst Assessment Tool is back up online. FAS introduction, fact sheets, worksheets, and appendix A and B are also on this page.

News from Partners - Check out training opportunities, special meetings and cost share programs available from our many partners.

Helpful Tips - See New Conservation In Your Community on this page

MAINE FARM DAYS 2015 AUGUST 26 AND 27 at Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton.  Events from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Job Opportunities:

Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District has extended the application deadline for the position of District engineer to August 31.  For more information contact rsaunders@cumberlandswcd.org.

Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve has an opening for a Research Director.  For information go to www.wellsreserve.org/about/jobs_internships.

Outreach/Education Contractor position with National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service in Orono has opened.  To apply go to http://jobs.intstats.com/Apply.   For more information contact

Maine Envirothon Program

2015 Southwestern Regional was at the Packard-Littlefield Farm in Lisbon.  The three top winners were First Place Bonney Eagle I and Second Place Greely High I and Nokomis I.  Congratulations to the efforts of all the teams participating.  

The support given in free or discounted goods, cash donated, and volunteer help is what makes the event such a great success.  Thank you to Pepsi Bottling, Sam's Italians, Poland Spring Water, Barb's Handpainted Slate Trophys, and 27 volunteers.

Envirothon is an Environmental program in a state and nationwide natural resource problem-solving competition for grades 9 - 12.  Students compete outdoors in five natural resource areas:  aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and a current national environmental issue. Regional and State competitions are held each spring and the top team qualifies for the Canon North American Envirothon finals--an opportunity to compete against teams from across the United States and Canada.    

      Training in Basic GPS Unit Use Maine Forestry Service

Provided site inspection of conservation measures for
contractor certification in compliance with Maine Department of Environmental Protection