CC Soil & Water Conservation District

The Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District’s mission is to assist and educate the public to promote stewardship of soil and water resources.

The district is a recognized and respected leader fostering the ideals of conservation through public outreach, education and directly working with various lake associations, municipalities and other myriad entities in the county to provide hands on planning and execution of extremely important soil and water conservation practices.
The district receives small grants from the Maine Department of Agriculture and Cumberland County Commissioners that account for approximately 5% of annual revenues.

Barely 2.5% of revenues (approximately $15,000) is available annually for the district’s staff of 7 dedicated conservationists to develop proposals and compete for grants and contracts for the remaining 95% of revenue.