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2019 Winter Office Hours
Mon-Thu: 8:30 am - 4:30pm (mostly)
Fri: 9:00am - 2:00pm

* We try hard to be in the office between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Mon-Thu, 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 or see Upcoming Events for complete events listing.

May 4 & 5 - Spring Plant Sale at Union Fairgrounds

May 9 - Bog Ecology Walk. 10am. Hidden Valley Nature Center

May 15 - Trout Stocking Sale. 11:45am. District office.

May 15 - District Board Meeting. 6:30pm. District office. Public welcome!

May 21 - Midcoast Envirothon. Lake George Park, Skowhegan

May 30 - Invasive Plant Walk n Talk. 10am. Boothbay Region Land Trust.

June 5 - Septic Systems for Homeowners. More info coming soon!

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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

    2019 Plant Sale -Sat May 4 & Sun, May 5
    Pre-ordering is closed for 2019!

    Come see us at Union Fairgrounds for cash & carry...and more....

    Spring Plant Sale
    May 4 & 5 at Union Fairgrounds

    Fruit Trees & Berries
    Native Trees, Shrubs & Perennials
    Great plants at great prices!

     

     

    Download catalog: 2019 Plant Sale Catalog
    Request catalog by USPS: Send Catalog

    Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale - Order Now!

    Compost Bins, Rain Barrels & Accessories to reduce food in the waste stream, make the best garden amendment, and save precious water!

    Order now for pick-up in early June.

    FMI & to order: Backyard Conservation Sale

    Emerald ash borer is in Maine!

    EAB was found in Madawaska on May 22, 2018 and in York County this past summer.

    Find links to several good publications for landowners, foresters and loggers as well as links to the Maine DACF website for more information at Invasive Forest Pests.

    And remember: Don't Move Firewood!

    Please contact us at 596-2040 or hildy@knox-lincoln.org if you have any questions.

     

    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

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    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.

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