LEWISTON — Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District will offer free technical assistance to interested landowners in the Nequasset Lake watershed.
Landowners with bare soils, gullied driveway or dirt road or plugged culverts may be affecting water quality in Nequasset Lake, even if the lake is not visible from the property.
The grant-funded project has money to provide free technical assistance to at least 20 sites. Technical assistance will include a report with recommendations for solving erosion control problems for the property owner.
Should the landowner choose to implement the suggested practices, AVSWCD will provide designs, inspection of construction project, and maintenance plans at no cost. Approved construction projects are funded on a cost share basis up to 50 percent as agreed upon in a signed letter of agreement between the landowner and the district.
Funding for the project, in part, was provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Section 319 grants are administered by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with EPA.
To make an appointment for technical assistance or to have questions answered about this program, contact Susan Gammon at 753-9400, ext. 404, e-mail susan.gammon@me.nacdnet.net or mail in requests to P.O. Box 1938 Lewiston, ME 04241.

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