Piscataquis County SWCD 2021 Tree & Plant Sale – Pre-order deadline Friday, April 23

Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) is happy to announce that the 2021 Tree & Plant Sale has begun and the early birds get the worm! 🐦

This year, PCSWCD’s Tree and Plant Sale pre-order deadline is Friday April 23rd, with a curbside pickup date on Saturday, May 8th from 9AM-12PM at the Law Farm Nature Trails located on Lee Cemetery Rd, Dover-Foxcroft. This is one of PCSWCD’s biggest fundraisers with proceeds from the sale directly supporting our educational programs and outreach.

PCSWCD is very pleased to announce we have sourced all our flowers, herbs, shrubs and fruit trees from local, organic producers. New in 2021, we are adding two new suppliers and even more products! All of our producers are located in Maine and some are very close to home! When you support us, you’ll be supporting them too!

What’s more is when you pick up your plant order on May 8th you will have the chance to speak one-on-one with Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Soil Scientist, Alaina Kresovik and ask questions about soil health for your garden.

The catalog goes well beyond a listing of trees, shrubs, and plants for sale. Also included is detailed information, planting advice, and wit! To learn more, visit the PCSWCD website .

Job Opening – Franklin County SWCD

Are you – or someone you know – looking for a career in conservation?

Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District is looking to fill their District Manager position at its Park Street office in Farmington. The hours will be negotiable up to 40 hrs per week. The applicant should be self-motivated and flexible as well as being able to work independently and with others. The individual will be responsible for: clerical/administrative duties; accounting/financial duties; coordinating and running District education programs for school children and adults; giving technical advice on erosion and sediment control issues and coordinating between the district engineer and clients whenever possible; organizing and working on fund raising activities to help with District expenses;  writing grants appropriate to accomplish District goals as time allows; coordinating and hosting workshops; and other duties as required by the Board of Supervisors.

Applicant should have good writing skills and be able to use QuickBooks and either MS Word or WordPerfect for word processing. An environmental and/or a working knowledge of agriculture is desirable. They must be able to pass security clearance and be finger printed.  Starting pay is $20/hr and $100 per week retirement bonus. Review at the end of 3 months.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/FCSWCD/?ref=page_internal for an application form. Applications will be accepted until March 15th or until the position is filled. If you have questions please call 207-212-6109. Submit all materials to rosetta.thompson@franklincswcd.org or drop off at Franklin County SWCD, 107 Park Street, Farmington, ME 04938 week days between 8 a.m. & 4 p.m.

All programs and services of Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District are offered on a non-discriminatory basis

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Contact:      Rosetta White, Exec. Director               O: 207-778-4279 or c: 212-6109

                     Franklin County Soil & Water