Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District
Providing assistance in the conservation of land and water resources for our community through proactive efforts, actions, & education since 1947
Conservation Farm Tour: SOLD OUT!
Spotlight on Knox County
Sat, Sep 12 from 9am-4pm
Join us for a fun-filled day visiting five fabulous farms in Knox County that are dedicated to local products and conservation practices: Hope's Edge Farm, Savage Oakes Vineyard, Sweet Season Farm Cafe for lunch, Great Gardens...from the ground up!, and ME Water Buffalo Co. Meet at the District office in Rockport and leave the driving to us!
FMI and to register: Conservation Farm Tour
Small Woodland Owners of Maine
2015 Fall Field Day - Sat, Sep 12
Wayne Coleman Family Tree Farm
Route 1, Baileyville,
Maine Farm Days Trade Show
Wed & Thu, Aug 26 & 27 from 9am - 4pm
Misty Meadows Farm, Clinton
1000 acre dairy farm tour, Soil Health demos, food, contests, prizes, family fun.
2015 Soil Health Conference on Thu: Soils - Know Your Roots
To register for conference: Lindsay.Hodgman@ME.usda.gov
Thanks for a great Spring Plant Sale!
Visit Spring Plant Sale to sign up for the 2016 Plant Sale mailing list!
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.