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 1, 2016

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 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 (from High School to retired).

All applications are due by March 14, 2016 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.

November 4, 2015

2015 Final Annual Report - in PDF Format

October 16, 2015

The Acton-Shapleigh Youth Conservation Corps is finishing another successful season and we wanted to take the time to thank all of our supporters for helping us to achieve so many great things this year. Our 11th annual fundraising golf event, held on August 7, 2015, at Province Lake Golf Course in Parsonsfield, helped provide valuable funding for our outreach/water quality programs.

The event was a great success. 130 golfers and volunteers gathered to help raise, with your support, OVER $22,500!

This effort demonstrates what is accomplished when property owners, business owners and supporters come together in support of our lakes. This season, you helped the ASYCC to complete 24 erosion control projects and inspect over 6,000 boats.