Time in Knox County:

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

Click on links below for more information about these programs:

Apr 6: Introduction to Food Safety Modernization Act. 6pm. Knox-Lincoln Extension. Waldoboro


Apr 21: Earth Day Bog Walk. Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. 10am

Apr 23: Shearing Day at Meadowcroft Farm, Washington. 8am-noon or 1-5pm.

Apr 28: Spring Wildflower Walk. 10am. Payson Park, Rt 90, Warren

Apr 30: Trout Stocking Sale Pick-Up. 11 am. District Office

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

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

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 

    Plant Sale Catalog - order now!

    Plant Sale Online Ordering is live: Online Plant Sale Catalog

    Backyard Composting Sale Catalog and online ordering is up on the website.

    Trout Stocking Sale - New date and location for pick-up!

    Trout Pick-up: Sunday April 30 at 11am; District Office, 893 West St (Rt 90), Rockport
        Brook Trout in two sizes (no rainbow trout this year)
        Floating Fish food in 44# bags
         Clear Pond Live Bacterial Liquid to remove excess nutrients (1 gal)

    FMI and order form: 2017 Trout Stocking 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

    Read ME Ag, March 20-24, 2017: What is in the Garden?

    Maine Ag in the Classroom has announced the new book for 2017: What is in the Garden, written by award winning children's author Marianne Berkes and illustrated by Chris Arbo.



    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.