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.


Feburary 19, 2015

The Acton-Shapleigh Youth Conservation Corps (ASYCC) is currently hiring Shapleigh and Acton residents for the 2015 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 Courtesy Boat Inspection team will work from late April until Columbus Day weekend, conducting inspections at the boat launches on Mousam Lake and Square Pond. We are currently seeking inspectors of all ages and a crew leader for the CBI team.

The ASYCC Erosion Control Crew will work from late June through mid-August, completing erosion control projects for landowners on Mousam Lake, Square Pond, Loon Pond and Goose Pond. We are currently seeking high school students for crew members and a crew leader for the ECC team.

If you are interested in joining these teams, please an download an application below. All applications are due by March 21, 2015 and interviews will take place in early April. Applications can be emailed to Betty Smith at or mailed to ASYCC, P.O. Box 47, Springvale, Maine 04083.

Feburary 10, 2015

The 11th Annual Golf Tournament To Benefit the Acton-Shapleigh Youth Conservation Corps, Sponsored In Part by the Lake Associations of Mousam Lake and Square Pond, will be held on Friday, August 7, 2015

2015 Golfer Registration
2015 Sponsor Form
Further Sponsor Info

December 23, 2014

The ASYCC Announces a new Program Director

As we head in to the holidays, I am happy to announce that Betty Smith has officially signed on as our new Program Director.
Press Release (PDF)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Beth Brown

November 12, 2014

2014 Final Program Report
Final Program Report - in PDF Format
Appendix Pictures - in PDF Format