Join Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District for our annual gathering on December 15th at 3pm. The event will be a chance to meet some new faces in conservation for Midcoast Maine, including Allyssa Gregory of the Maine Forest Service, Joe Roy of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and our new District staff member Medea Steinman. We will also present an award for Conservationist of the Year and share a bit about 2021. All attendees will be entered in a raffle for several prizes.
Joseph Roy is the new Private Lands Biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. He was born and raised in Jay, Maine, and attended the University of Maine in Orono where he studied Wildlife Ecology. Upon graduation he traveled the country working with a variety of flora and fauna, including deer, bear, elk, eagles, and loons. After working in environmental consulting for a few years he found himself back at MDIFW in his current role, where he helps individual landowners manage their property to support wildlife. Allyssa Gregory has recently moved to Maine after working in forestry in South Dakota. Allyssa Gregory is the Maine Forest Service’s District Forester for the Midcoast. She has most recently worked with the State of South Dakota as a Rural Forester. Allyssa offers landowner assistance, educational programming, and resources for woodland owners in parts of Waldo, Kennebec, Knox, and Lincoln. Allyssa and Joe will be collaborating with the Soil and Water Conservation District to offer some new workshops in 2022. Medea Steinman recently joined Waldo SWCD as Administrative Director. Prior to coming to the District, Medea worked in science education and education research for about 17 years—with K-12 schools, the University of Maine System, and with nonprofits. Before that she worked professionally in land conservation and environmental consulting. Please contact us at email@example.com to request a Zoom link to our virtual event.