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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:

Apr 1-May 6 Backyard Composting Sale Pre-ordering - Order Now!

Apr 1-Apr 28 Spring Plant Sale Pre-ordering!

Apr 22 Food Waste: movie & panel. 2pm. Rockland Strand

May 5 & 6 Spring Plant Sale. Union Fairgrounds

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

May 12 Seed Saving for Farmers & Gardeners. Waldoboro

May 31 Spring Wildflower Walk. Camden

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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 

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    Latest News

    Backyard Composting will be rescheduled for May TBD

    To get info about the new date (when we know it!): 596-2040, cathrine@knox-lincoln.org or Backyard Composting

    Spring Plant Sale!!! May 5 (9-2) & 6 (10-1) at Union Fairgrounds

    Spring Plant Sale 
    Preorders due Apr 28
    Pick-up &
    Cash-Check-Credit & Carry Sale May 5 & 6
    Union Fairgrou
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    Check out this year's vendors:
      
    Nesting boxes & soaps - Final-Lee Acres & Wandering Goat
       Rustic benches & tables - Hidden Valley Nature Center
       Unique birdfeeders from repurposed containers - QD Loon
       Organic perennials - Rebel Hill Farm
      
       Organic trees & shrubs - Crystal Lake Nursery
       Compost Bins, Rain Barrels & accessories - Knox-Lincoln SWCD

     New:
       Annual veg & flower seedlings - Guini Ridge Farm
       
    Native Seed Bombs -
    Wild Seed Project
     And:
      
    Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers observation hive
       
    Fruit Tree Planting & Pruning - Cheryl Denz,Terra Optima Farm
       D
    isplays by local conservation orgs
        Plant Care Fact Sheets

    See you there!  

    Backyard Composting Sale

    Compost Bins, Rain Barrels and more 

    Order now for pick-up 1st week of June

    Great products - Great prices

         FMI: Backyard Sale

     

    Woodland Stewarship Tour - Apr 19  Free

    NRCS Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
    MVLT Burkett Mill Preserve in Waldoboro
    Thu, Apr 19 from 3-5pm

    Join MFS District Forester Morten Moesswilde and MVLT Land Conservation & Stewardship Director Joan Ray for a tour of this preserve located in a 6,000 acre conservation focus area. In 2013, MVLT hired a horse-logger to conduct a Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project with funding from NRCS, with prescriptions for mast tree release, brush piles, and installation of birdhouses (both small birds and raptors)

    FMI & to register: Woodland Tour, 596-2040, or cathrine@knox-lincoln.org

    Congratulations to the Raffle Winners from our Mar 7 Fundraiser at Flatbread:

    Union Pottery Stoneware Bowl: Vicki Evans
    Hand Knit Scarf by Faith Getchell: Marty Rogers
    Union Agway - Hummingbird Feeder & Nectar: Billy Flaherty
    Knox-Lincoln Plant Sale $25 Gift Certificate: Donated by winner to South School Orchard
    Plants Unlimited $75 Gift Certificate to Plants Unlimited: Nancy Killoran
    Green Thumb Glass Bird Feeder: Jacqueline Bett

    Our thanks to the businesses and individuals who donated prizes!

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

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    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

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    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

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