Exciting Changes for the District

Exploring the de-watered dam removal area slated for restoration at Outlet Stream.

You’ll be excited to know that Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSW) is gearing up for a whole new level of programming and services. This year, we have added a second staff position, with Aleta McKeage joining us as the new Technical Director. We are offering many new services, which you can find out more about on this website (also new!). We are now providing educational workshops on demand in several topic areas, including ecology, mapping and management of  invasive plants, and healthy conservation practices for your property. Look for our workshop series on woodland management beginning this season. We have begun a Conservation Assistance Program (CAP) for land owners, which includes an option to certify your property as Conservation Lands or an Eco Landscape. Participating in our Conservation Assistance Program also includes an option to become a WCSW Cooperator.

Community Conservation Corps interns Jamie Behan and Sierra Hopkins.

As a part of our new activities, the District has initiated a program for learning and volunteering called the Community Conservation Corps (CCC). Anyone can be a part of the Corps. Corps volunteers help with all sorts of activities to steward and manage land, soil and water.