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 - Natural Resources Conservation Service has assigned a new Engineering Technician to work with Engineer Candi Gilpatric.  

 District Events and News -PLEASE NOTE: Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District has an opening for a part time Administrative Assistant. See ad and job description on District Events and News page.

2016 Maine Envirothon

It's time to register your high school teams, get for information packets, attend fall field days and prepare for the spring competitions.  Go to District Events and News for contact information.

TWO OPPORTUNITIES: Election for office of District Board Supervisor and volunteer to serve as appointed District Board Supervisor.  Go to District Events and News for more information.

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.

Other Project Information

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.  BIG CHANGE IN CONTRACTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM WITH MAINE DEP. EPA is offering Urban Waters Small Grants proposal opportunity.

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

Job Opportunities:  New listing for Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District.  See posted Help Wanted Ad or click for job description.

Penobscot East Resource Center has two openings: the fisheries science and leadership advisor and a program director.  For more information call Robin Alden at 207-367-2708 or go to their website at: www.penobscoteast.org

Maine Envirothon Program

2016 Envirothon Registration Packet are available.  Contact Joshua Platt by email at josh@kcswcd.org

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.