Join the PCSWCD for a Fun Snowshoe Event at the Law Farm!

The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) is excited to kick-off our 4th annual Families in the Outdoors series with Snowshoeing Adventure at the Law Farm. The goal of the Families in the Outdoors series is to provide fun, active and interesting opportunities for families to enjoy the outdoors, together. Our Snowshoeing Adventure will take place on Friday, February 19th, 2021(weather date Feb. 20th) from 1-3PM at the Law Farm. This program is designed for youth ages 5+, parents, grandparents, friends…whoever wants to do a little snowshoeing and get outdoors! 

Our Snowshoeing Adventure is always a great time. It is designed to offer something for the beginner AND the snowshoeing expert, so all are welcome! We work with Master Maine Guide Alexandra Conover Bennett and wildlife biologist Sarah Spencer to add another layer of fun and learning to our snowshoe outing. Alexandra will go over types of snowshoes, history and techniques for beginners, while Sarah will lead us all as we search for and identify Maine wildlife tracks in the snow. 

The PCSWCD looks forward to seeing you out at the Law Farm for this fantastic event. Spaces are limited and you must pre-register to join us. There is a small fee per person, which helps support our educational offerings. PCSWCD follows State and CDC guidelines and participants will be required to mask and practice physical distancing during this event. 

To register, please visit our website at www.piscataquisswcd.org, our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/www.piscataquisswcd.org, give us a call at 207-564-2321 ext. 3 or send along an email to info@piscataquisswcd.org.

We look forward to sharing the outdoors with you!

Planning a Backyard Orchard Webinar Offered by the PCSWCD

The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) will be hosting organic orchard specialist CJ Walke of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and College of the Atlantic for an evening webinar: Planning a Backyard Orchard. The webinar will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, February 10th from 6-7:30PM. Registration is required and there is a suggested donation for joining in on the discussion.

The PCSWCD has worked with CJ Walke since 2014. He has offered our constituents hands-on workshops in fruit tree pruning, organic orchard care, grafting, renovating and much more. Anyone who has been to one of CJ’s workshops knows how knowledgeable he is and how much care and attention he provides to folks wanting to understand more about orcharding in Maine. CJ will discuss selecting varieties, planting and care in the first few years. This webinar will be beneficial for folks planning to start an orchard and those looking to expand or renovate an existing one. There will be ample time at the end of the presentation for questions. Additionally, CJ will be tailoring this presentation to folks living in Piscataquis County and linking information shared to products available through the PCSWCD’s annual Tree & Plant Sale. That way, if a suggestion is made for a product or variety of tree to plant, participants will have a first-hand source to get it!

To register, please visit our website www.piscataquisswcd.org. Registration links can be found there and also on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/www.piscataquisswcd.org. For questions, please reach out to us at info@piscataquisswcd.org or by calling us at 207-564-2321 ext. 3.