RC&D plans annual meeting

12 years ago

    CARIBOU, Maine — Members of the St. John Aroostook RC&D (resource conservation and development) will be holding their Annual Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center; lunch will be served prior to the meeting, and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

Topics to be discussed during the meeting include presentations from guest speaker Andrew Plant, an agricultural educator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. For years, Plant has been working to develop grass pellets and the correlation boiler technology.

The Farm Biomass Grass Energy Presentation is just one of many interesting agenda items; members will also be discussion the Regional Envirothon, a state/nation-wide environmental competition where teams of high school students test their knowledge of natural resources and current environmental issues and learn from environmental experts; discussing the proposed 2012 budget and electing officers.

Operation and administration of the organization itself is also on the agenda to be discussed; currently the St. John Aroostook RC&D is organized by dedicated volunteers, allowing resources to remain wholly centered on beneficial conservation projects.

During the meeting, those in attendance will discuss the possibility of shopping their services out to a local planning commission.

Throughout the past few years, St. John Aroostook RC&D has held numerous conservation and educational programs, including beneficial watershed projects in Presque Isle and Fort Fairfield as well as holding a major Wind Energy Conference at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, which was attended by over 200 people.

Meeting organizers are asking that those interested in attending the annual meeting RSVP by Monday, Feb. 6 to either Tony Levesque at 472-3805 or Paul Bernier at 224 -5252.