The Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District provides staffing support to the Governing Board to implement the Watershed Management Plan on their behalf. The CCSWCD staff providing assistance are:
Damon joined the Cumberland County SWCD in 2014 and brings extensive community planning experience and GIS knowledge to the team. He serves as the administrative coordinator for the ISWG program and manages the District Community Agriculture Program. Additionally, he provides technical support for various District watershed projects, including Long Creek. Damon is an AICP Certified Planner and obtained his Master’s Degree in Community Planning and Development, as well as a Certificate in GIS, from the University of Southern Maine Muskie School. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Connecticut.
Heather has been protecting Cumberland County’s lakes and rivers since 2006. Her experience includes, yet is not limited to, managing projects and budgets, writing grants, administrating contracts, providing technical assistance and education services, developing watershed management plans, conducting stormwater BMP inspections, and facilitating group discussions for natural resource solutions. Heather has Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Southern Maine graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2001 and is a Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) through Envirocert International since 2016. Heather currently leads the District’s Technical Team and is providing interim assistance to the District’s Education and Outreach Team.
Chris returned to the CCSWCD in October 2018, bringing his previous 12 years experience as the District Engineer. Chris provides engineering, technical, and training assistance to all District programs. Chris also oversees the District’s Development Review Program, evaluating development plans for stormwater management and erosion and sedimentation control and performing third party inspections during construction. In addition to engineering assistance, Chris works with customers to create Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plans (SPCC) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). He also provides training for municipal audiences on stormwater management, SPCC, Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination (IDDE), erosion and sedimentation control, as well as Best Management Practice Installation for contractors.
Chris is a Project Administrator with the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District ("CCSWCD"). Chris serves as the Long Creek Watershed Management District's ("LCWMD") Fiscal Agent, providing finance and budgeting services through the LCWMD's services agreement with CCSWCD. Chris joined CCSWCD in 2013 after serving as District Manager at the Penobscot County Soil & Water Conservation District for 16 years. Chris manages the finances for the Long Creek Watershed Management District and assists with program outreach.