Acton - Shapleigh Youth Conservation Corp

The ASYCC is funded by donations and grants and supported by a number of volunteers. By donating to the ASYCC, you allow us to continue our work preserving the quality of our lakes and land values while employing local school children.


The Acton-Shapleigh Youth Conservation Corps (ASYCC), was founded in 2001, and is committed to protecting the waterways within Mousam Lake and Square Pond Watershed.

This is achieved by providing education, community outreach, courtesy boat inspections, technical assistance, and the installation of effective erosion control practices to the communities of Acton and Shapleigh.

The ASYCC continues to work to sustain and protect the valuable waterways of Goose Pond, Loon Pond, Mousam Lake, and Square Pond for the enjoyment of the community and its visitors.


February 10, 2017

Hiring for the Erosion Control Crew Leader

The Acton-Shapleigh Youth Conservation Corps (ASYCC) is currently hiring Shapleigh and Acton residents for the 2016 season. The ASYCC is a community based non-profit organization whose main goal is to protect our lakes and water quality in the Mousam Lake-Square Pond Watershed through the application of effective erosion control measures, technical assistance, public outreach, education, and courtesy boat inspections. We are proud to staff our program with youth and adults that have direct ties to the towns we service!

The ASYCC Erosion Control Crew team will work from late June until mid-August installing erosion controls, buffer plants, water diverters, rain gardens to name a few in the Mousam Lake and Square Pond Watersheds. We are currently seeking college age crew leader(s) and high school age crew members. If you are interested in joining this teams, please view and fill out for the job description and to obtain an application links below. All applications are due by May 15, 2016.

Applications can be emailed to Betty Smith at or mailed to ASYCC, P.O. Box 47, Springvale, Maine 04083.

November 4, 2016

2016 Final Annual Report - in PDF Format