York County Soil & Water Conservation District

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The YCSWCD owns & manages the Sid Emery Demonstration Forest.

In 2010, we will be implementing our Forest Management Plan that was funded through a Project Canopy grant.

Feel free to view the plan by clicking the links below.

Forest Management Plan

Forest Plan Map of the Lyman Property

Forest Plan Map of the Waterboro Property


In addition, there are many different projects going on all through the year such as:


Implementation Projects

Watershed Surveys  

Technical Assistance


Septic Socials

Stormwater Review  

          and more.




Our Current Grant Projects Include:

Square Pond Implementation

Maine Ag in the Classroom WE Grow Afterschool Program



Past Grant Projects Include:

Mousam III

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) - Invasive Plants Phase 1 & Phase 2

Davis Conservation Foundation Invasive Aquatic Plant Grant

Little Ossipee Implementation & Survey

Kennebunk Pond Watershed Improvement

Lower Estes Lake Phosphorus Control

Great Works River Managment Plan (2006)

Mousam II (2006)

Southern Maine Invasive Aquatic Plants (2006)

Square Pond Survey (2006)

Goodall Brook

Northern Great Works River Implemetation Phase 1

Mousam I

Saco Salmon

Massabesic Experimental Forest



Ongoing District Programs


DEP Contractor Certification

Gravel Roads Maintenance Workshops

Frontrunner Program



Adding Sand to Your Beach

Invasive Terrestrial Plants

A Guide to Forming Road Associations

Camp Road Maintenance Manual

Buffer Handbook

Other Conservation Publications from DEP


Program Highlights




2009 Southern Maine Regional Envirothon





Wildlife Station

Current Event Presentation

Forestry Judges

Student taking the test






Erosion Control Blanket - Mousam Lake  

Best Management Practices -  Mousam Lake

Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop

Rain Garden-Covewood Drive, Mousam Lake

Kennebunk Pond Residence

Defined Foot Path


Kennebunk Pond Residence

Defined Foot Path






The York County Soil & Water Conservation District is a Non-Profit Organization all proceeds from our fundraising efforts are used to promote conservation and the wise use of our natural resources. The York County SWCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.