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Office Hours
8:30-4:30 weekdays*

*Please call ahead to make sure we are in! Although we make every attempt to have the office open during these hours, at times we are both out of the office for education programs or technical assistance.

893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856


Upcoming Events

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May 6: Spring Plant Sale. 9am-2pm. Union Fairgrounds

May 7: Spring Plant Sale. 10am-1pm. Union Fairgrounds

May 12: Guided Bog Walk. Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. 10am Rescheduled!

May 13: Natural Farming. 10am-2pm. Erickson Fields. Rockport.

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    Welcome to

    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 


    Current News 

    Knox-Lincoln SWCD is Hiring!

    Administrative Assistant – Immediate Opening

    Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, which assists residents in conserving land and water resources, is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to maintain the office and support the District Coordinator and Education/Outreach Coordinator in their program work. We are looking for an efficient individual who is comfortable being a member of a team and reporting to a board of supervisors.

    The ideal candidate has strong software, communication, and internet research skills, and is organized, resourceful, and a good problem solver. Duties include event and program posting and/or registration; responding to the public in person, by phone, and email; word processing; creating spreadsheets; filing and other tasks as assigned. Proficiency in MS Office required; social media experience a plus.

    Office-based position is 20 hours per week, Tuesday-Friday at 893 West St (Rt 90), Rockport, ME. Hourly wage commensurate with experience.

    To apply, please send a cover letter expressing interest, a current résumé, and a list of three references to Mark Hedrich, Chair-Board of Supervisors, Agricola Farms, 2282 Heald Hwy, Union, ME 04862. Position will remain open until filled.

    Spring Plant Sale





    Thanks to all for making the plant sale a great success - from everyone who placed a pre-order, to those of you who came out in the rain, and especially to all the volunteers without whom we could not have done it!

    Still looking for plants? Contact Sheepscot General Store & Farm in Whitefield to check on availability of overstock apples, pears, plums, berries, grapes, etc.

    Backyard Composting & Rainbarrel Sale

    Ordering is closed for this year. We will have a few extra of all items  available for purchase in mid-June.

    FMI: Backyard Sale


    SWOAM is now Maine Woodland Owners!

    Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine is now Maine Woodland Owners with a great new logo - and the same great newsletter.  Terrific article on songbird feeding in the February issue:  A Delicate Dance


    Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG): Invasive Plant Problems

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     Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP) was awarded a three-year CIG grant (Sep 2015- Sep 2018) by Maine Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS): Using iMapInvasives Technology to Help Maine Producers Address Invasive Plant Problems.


    Knox-Lincoln and Kennebec SWCDs will be working with MNAP to train SWCD staff and local producers to identify, map, and manage invasive plant species on  their farms. To be eligible for the project producers must farm in Knox, Lincoln, or Kennebec counties and be eligible for EQIP funding under NRCS.

    **If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact:

    Knox-Lincoln: Hildy or Rebecca at 596-2040 or info@knox-lincoln.org
    Kennebec: Dale at 622-7847 x3 or dfinseth@kcswcd.org

    What is your soil IQ?

    Click on the image to take the NRCS Soil Smarts Quiz and see how much you know...

    Maine Bat Education

    Image result for bat drawingNew tools for teachers on teaching students about bats on our K-12 Resources page. To find out about EduBat Activities or how to borrow the Bat Trunk for your class, click here: K-12 Resources

    Conservation Mowing for Grassland Bird Habitat
    by Laura Suomi-Lecker, Somerset SWCD

    Loss of grassland habitat - whether to development, abandonment or conversion to hayfields - is thought ot be a major factor in the steep population declines of grassland birds such as bobolinks, eastern meadowlarks, and Savannah sparrows. Conservation mowing practices may preserve nesting sites and reduce grassland bird mortality


    Invasive Plant Alert: Hardy Kiwi

    Mass Audubon issued this alert in 2011. At that time, the infestation of hardy kiwi in the photo at left covered ~3 acres in Western MA with an intertwining mat more than 4 ft deep. The ground under the mat was littered with dead trees that succumbed to the vines’ weight. Seeds are dispersed by raccoons (possibly turkeys & grouse) and can establish in closed canopy woodlands. This plant has been on my "don't plant" list for years based on some scary plantings I've seen right here in Maine. Spread the word.