Upcoming Workshops


“Getting your Forestland into NRCS Programs”
Friday, October 1, 2:00-4:00 pm  

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has several programs specifically aimed at forest conservation. Find out how they work and how they can benefit woodland owners. Learn about the requirements and how to get your forestland enrolled in NRCS cost-share programs. NRCS District Conservationist, Luis Aponte, will present information on current NRCS programs and answer questions.

This workshop will be held at the UMaine Cooperative Ext. 9 Olson Rd. in South Paris, ME

The program will be FREE but pre-registration is required by contacting the Oxford County SWCD via email:


“Grow Native: Native Plants & Winter Seeding Workshop”
Friday, November 5, 3:00-4:00PM, Virtual
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Did you know that NOW is the best time to plant many varieties of native seeds? Join OCSWCD to learn about the importance of native plants and their value to us and wildlife, such as pollinators. Participants will receive a list of native plants to help them plan their gardens for next year, and will learn how to sow native seeds today to get a head start on next year’s pollinator food. We will have 25 planting kits available to reserve, with pots, milkweed seeds, and instructions for overwintering available for pick up beforehand at our South Paris office!

Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding this event virtually as an interactive webinar. Please register ahead of time and let us know on the registration form if you would like to come to the office to pick up a Milkweed Planting Kit to plant your own seeds during or after the workshop (limited kits will be available, you may still participate without one). We will send a Zoom link to your registered email closer to the event.

To Register: We are asking for a $5 donation to Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District to help support our programs and cover materials, however, you may attend without a donation. Please use the Paypal button below to send your donation, or bring cash to the office when picking up your planting kit (preferred). Register yourself using the form below.

Please register no later than Wednesday, November 3 @ 4PM EST. Late registrations are not guaranteed a spot. Email us with questions at oxfordcountyswcd

All programs and activities of the Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District are offered on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or family status, political belief, citizenship status, veteran’s status or disability.


MonFri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm



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