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2018 Spring Office Hours
9am - 3:30 pm (usually)

* We try hard to be in the office between 9am and 3:30pm but please call ahead to be sure!

207-596-2040
893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856

info@knox-lincoln.org

Upcoming Events

Click on links or call 596-2040 for more information about these programs:

May 11 Bog Ecology Walk. 10 am. Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson

May 12 Seed Saving for Farmers & Gardeners. 9am. Waldoboro

May 16 District Board Meeting. 6:30 pm. District office. Public Welcome!

May 17 Woodland Stewardship Tour: Invasive Plants. 3:30 pm. Deer Foot Farm, Appleton

May 22  Backyard Composting. 5:30 pm. Waldoboro

May 31 Spring Wildflower Walk. 10 am. Camden

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    Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District

     

    Providing assistance in the conservation of land & water resources
    for our community through proactive efforts, actions, & education
    since 1947 

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     Spring Native Plant Walk in Camden - May 31!

    Thu, May 31 from 10-11:30am
    Fe
    e: $5/WSP members; $7 non-members

    Join Heather McCargo (wildseedproject.net) for a native plant walk along the Goose River in Camden. We will identify native trees, shrubs, & wildflowers including wild cucumber root, Canada mayflower, starflower, baneberry, trillium, and lady's slippers.

    Space is limited; registration is required. 
    To register: 596-2040, info@knox-lincoln.org or www.knox-lincoln.org/native-plant-walk. Directions to meeting place provided with registration.

    Save the Date! July 5 at 7pm

    Native Gardening & Biodiversity Matter!

    A talk by author & entomologist Doug Tallamy

    July 5 at 7pm, Rockport Opera House

    Ticket info coming soon!

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