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)

 District Events and News -District Board of Supervisor Election 

Local Work Group Meeting -coming soon

Helping Contractors Qualify for Certification--Basics offered for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control for Contractors not yet certified to work in shorefront properties

District Projects -

Martin Stream Crossings and Dam Inventory --project description and thank you to volunteers and partners participating in this project

Little Androscoggin River Watershed Fish Passager Barrier Survey--Phase I survey completed thanks to many hours donated by volunteers.  Volunteers for Phase II survey needed.

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 trainging opportunities available from our many partners.

Helpful Tips - farmer resources, water quality issues, pest and invasives control

Job Opportunities:

Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District Executive Director.  Details will be posted soon.  Contact at www.somersetswcd.org

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