Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District Community Events

Updated March 10, 2021:

In addition to the webinars and running event listed below, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District is currently highlighting Trout Brook Watershed in their efforts to raise awareness on watersheds and the importance of mindful lawn care.  Recent social media posts explain that "The things you do to your yard can harm the health of your local waterbody. You can have a healthy lawn that's safe for you, your family, and pets to play on by reducing your use of fertilizers and pesticides. Learn how at: https://www.cumberlandswcd.org/yardscape."

Do you live, work, or play in the Trout Brook Watershed? A watershed is an area of land, where all of the water that falls on it, flows downhill across the land to the same waterbody. 
The things you do to your yard can harm the health of your local waterbody. You can have a healthy lawn that's safe for you, your family, and pets to play on by reducing your use of fertilizers and pesticides. Learn how at: https://www.cumberlandswcd.org/yardscape.
YardScaping Tip: Leave your grass clippings behind for a free source of food for your lawn.

The Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District, of which Cape Elizabeth is a participating member, will be offering two different events to its members and their communities in March and April, 2021.  The first will be an online webinar, “Spring YardScaping: Healthy Lawn Care Made Easy.” This will be a two-hour course focusing on how to grow healthy and beautiful lawns that are safe for families, pets, and the environment.  The cost is $15 and requires registration.  To register or for more information, please use the following link: Spring Yardscaping: Healthy Lawn Care Made Easy

The webinar will be offered on four different dates:

  • March 23 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • March 30 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • April 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • April 29 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The second event will be the 10th Annual Urban Runoff 5K 2021.  It will be a virtual race where runners will be able to participate anytime during the month of April. Runners choose the time and course of their choosing.  Suggested routes through the Casco Bay Watershed are also available options.  The race funds clean water education throughout the community.

The cost is $20 and requires registration. To register or for more information, please use the following link: 10th Annual Urban Runoff 5K 2021.

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