2023 Washington County Extension Association Annual Meeting and Open House

Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Washington County Office
O’Brien House, 116 O’Brien Avenue, Machias, Maine (Directions)
Rain Location: Kilburn Commons Dining Hall, University of Maine Machias

In addition to our annual meeting this year, our staff, Executive Committee members, and volunteers will be hosting an open house to showcase UMaine Extension’s programs and services in our NEW space on the campus of the University of Maine Machias. Come find out how Extension can help you!

Open House

Ongoing Activities 

  • 4-H Goat Petting Zoo by H&M Homestead
  • 4-H Activity for Youth
  • Pressure Gauge Testing
  • Tours of O’Brien House

Tables and Resource Displays:

  • Wild Blueberry
  • Home Horticulture
  • Ticks
  • Plant Diagnostics
  • 4-H 
  • Volunteering
  • 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Greenland Point
  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
  • Washington County Extension Association

Pick up free seeds, soil testing kits, and tick spoons while supplies last!

10:30 a.m.: Washington County Extension Association Annual Meeting


Business Meeting

  • 2024 Budget
  • New Members
  • Slate of Officers
  • By-law Revision

Volunteer Awards

  • University of Maine Volunteer Pen Award presented to Jennifer Plaut
  • Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award presented to David Dowley

11:30 a.m.: Cook Out on the Mall

  • Sodexo will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, and a vegetarian option as well as sides, chips, and drinks.

R.S.V.P (Requested, not required.)

R.S.V.P. below by May 11, 2023 for the cookout.

Registration is now closed for the cookout.  We will try our best to accommodate you if you did not register before the deadline.

This is a FREE event. All community members are invited.


Please contact Tara Wood at 207.255.3345 or tara.a.wood@maine.edu with any questions about this event.

For accommodation requests, please contact Tara Wood at 207.255.3345 or tara.a.wood@maine.edu by May 10, 2023. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements; however, all requests will be considered.

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