Join Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District for its annual gathering on Wednesday, December 15, at 3 p.m., online. The event will be a chance to meet some new faces in conservation for Midcoast Maine, including Allyssa Gregory of the Maine Forest Service, Joe Roy of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and WCSWCD’s new District staff member, Medea Steinman.
WCSWCD will also present an award for Conservationist of the Year.
All attendees will be entered in a raffle for several prizes.
Joseph Roy is the new Private Lands Biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. He was born and raised in Jay, and attended the University of Maine in Orono where he studied Wildlife Ecology. Upon graduation he travelled the country working with a variety of flora and fauna, including deer, bear, elk, eagles, and loons. After working in environmental consulting for a few years he found himself back at MDIFW in his current role, where he helps individual landowners manage their property to support wildlife.
Allyssa Gregory has recently moved to Maine after working in forestry in South Dakota. Gregory is the Maine Forest Service’s District Forester for the Midcoast. She has most recently worked with the State of South Dakota as a rural forester. Gregory offers landowner assistance, educational programming, and resources for woodland owners in parts of Waldo, Kennebec, Knox, and Lincoln.
Gregory and Roy will be collaborating with the Soil and Water Conservation District to offer some new workshops in 2022.
Medea Steinman recently joined Waldo SWCD as Administrative Director. Prior to coming to the District, Steinman worked in science education and education research for about 17 years — with K-12 schools, the University of Maine System, and with nonprofits. Before that she worked professionally in land conservation and environmental consulting.
Please contact WCSWCD at email@example.com to request a Zoom link to the virtual event.