Workshops/Photo Contest

Summer Workshops!

Please join us this summer as we present some great workshops! We’re joining with UMaine Cooperative Extension, Maine Forestry Service and Small Woodland Owners for some of them! Stay tuned for updates.

“Geocaching 101” at the Tenmile River Demonstration Forest

Geocaching is a game-like sport that involves finding hidden “caches” using a GPS device or GPS phone app. To help introduce people to this fun and challenging activity Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring “Geocaching 101: The Basics”.  It will be held at the Tenmile River Demonstration Forest at 600 Notch Rd in Hiram, on Saturday, August 3, from 10 am to noon.  Learn all about how to get started in geocaching with this informative hands-on class led by “seasoned” geocachers Bob and Johanna. There are over half a dozen geocaches in the Demonstration Forest, some contain cool educational information and small “prizes”. Learn how you can find them, and thousands of others all over the State of Maine and beyond. Participants should bring a Smartphone, insect repellent, and wear good footwear for hiking. Long pants are advised to protect against ticks. Please register for this Free event by calling Michele Windsor: (207)744-3111.


Shoreline Buffer Plantings

Sunday, August 18, 1- 2:30 pm at 296 Jackson Lane, near North Pond, in Norway. Good vegetative buffers are critical to the health of lake and ponds. Learn about the importance and purpose of Shoreline Buffers, how to choose the right plants and planting locations. Advice on plant sources and timelines for planting projects also available. This free workshop is offered as part of the North Pond Watershed Protection Project, funded by the Clean Water Act, in partnership with the Maine DEP and the Lakes Association of Norway. The workshop is open to anyone interested in protecting their lake or pond. Please call Michele to register: (207)744-3111

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Don’t forget the Annual Photo Contest will begin in June!

New poster coming soon!

The annual photo contest begins on June first and ends on October 31st.

For entry information click here:

2019 Photo Contest Entry info

Photo Release Form for OCSWCD Photo Contest

Images that include people must have a Model Release Form:

2019 Photo Contest-modelRelease 

2019 Photo Contest-minorModel_Release 




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.


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