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 -PLEASE NOTE: Invasive Forest Insect Workshop will be held at USDA Service Center, 254 Goddard Road, Lewiston.

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:

Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a position for an education and outreach coordinator.  Resumes are due May 1.  Contact Jamie at jfitch@cumberlandswcd.org.

The City of Portland has a Stormwater Intern position open.  This is a full time seasonal position from May to late August.  Resumes are due May 8.  Contact Human Resources Specialist Karla Giglio, 25 Cottage Street, PO Box 9422, South Portland, ME 04116-9422

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