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 - Meet our new staff member with NRCS

 District Events and News -Conservation Districts Highlighted and District Board of Supervisor Election for term beginning January 1, 2015

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

Job Opportunities:

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership Plan Update Coordinator Position available.  Position to begin immediately and is temporary up to one year.  More information is available at: http://cascobayestuary.org/casco-bay-partnership-looking-plan-update-coordinator.

Baxter State Park Scientific Forest Management Area has opening for 10 week summer internship.  Application required by January 31, 2015.  For more information or to apply, call 207-723-8194 or email eben.sypitkowski@maine.gov.

Friends of Herring River Senior Project Manager Job open.  This position is in Wellfleet/Turo, Massachusetts, and is intended to provide technical direction and project management oversight to implement the plan to restore tidal flow to the 1000 tidally restricted Herring River Estuary.  The job announcement is available at: http://www.friendsofherringriver.org.

Acton-Shapleigh Youth Conservation Corps (ASYCC) Program Director Position

During the fall, winter and spring, the Program Director is responsible for program maintenance activities including hiring, administrative and technical tasks.  This will require a maximum of 5 to 10 hours per week.  During the summer season, 35 to 40 hours per week are expected. ASYCC serves the greater Mousam Lake Watershed.  The Program Director will be responsible for providing technical assistance to property owners and the towns on erosion control measures; design and implementation of 30 erosion control demonstration projects carried out with a team of 5 to 6 high school students; overseeing the courtesy boat inspection program; and outreach to the community concerning lake water quality protection and good stewardship practices.  Candidates should have a college degree and/or experience in a related field.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  Email a resume, cover letter and list of references to Beth Brown at beth.brown@metrocast.net no later than 6:00 p.m. on November 30, 2014.

Maine Envirothon Program

2014 Southwestern Regional was at Marble Farm in Farmington.  Spruce Mountain and Dirigo were among the first four top winners.  The State champion winning this year was Mount Arrarat High School Team of Topsham.

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