The Washington County Council of Governments (WCCOG) is a municipal membership organization that delivers a wide range of customized planning, advisory and resources development services to help communities build the future of Washington County, Maine.

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    Community Development
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    Bold Coast Scenic Byway
  • Brownfields Assessment
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    Regional Planning
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    Training and Member Services
  • Clams, Economy and Land Use
    Clams, Economy and Land Use

News from Washington County Council of Governments

Electronic Recycling in Machias October 10

Published on: September 23, 2015

Sept 10 2015 Minutes & Activity Update

Published on: September 11, 2015

2015 Maine Stormwater Conference

Published on: August 19, 2015
Join municipal, state, and federal employees; engineers; planners; academics; and other professionals at the 2015 Maine Stormwater Conference November 16-18 in South Portland! Read more...

Funding Opportunities

Project Canopy Assistance Grants

Published on: September 8, 2015
Project Canopy Assistance Grants are available to state, county, and municipal governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations for developing and implementing community forestry projects and programs. Grant applications will be due to the Maine forest Service at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 4, 2015. All grants require a 50% match from the grant recipient in cash or in-kind services. Read more...

Affordable Downtown Housing Grant

Published on: July 27, 2015
The purpose of the HOPE VI Main Street Program is to provide grants to small communities to assist in the renovation of an historic or traditional central business district or "Main Street" area by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. Deadline Date: August 27, 2015 Read more...

Grants for Culvert Upgrades

Published on: May 28, 2015
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands is seeking grant proposals to improve recreational boating access to the waters in Maine. Read more...


Basic Plumbing

Published on: October 5, 2015
This course will be an introduction to the basic principles of residential and commercial plumbing concepts, designs, and installations. October 30, 2015 - Hampden November 6, 2015 - Kittery Read more...

Subsurface Wastewater

Published on: October 5, 2015
SUBSURFACE WASTEWATER BASIC TRAINING - Issues covered under subsurface wastewater include recent rule changes, review of full SSWWD rules, seasonal conversion, and minimum lot size. Read more...

Active Community Environment Workshops

Published on: October 2, 2015
Working to improve your community’s built environment? Want to make it easier for people in your community to be more active where they live, work and learn? The Maine Active Community Environments workshops can help community members build places where people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to have an active lifestyle through many venues including transportation, walking and biking. Learn how! Read more...