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Upcoming Events

FMI: Upcoming Events

Oct 1 - Pond Construction Workshop. Union Town Office. 6-8pm

Oct 14 - District Board Meeting. 893 West St, Rockport. Public welcome. 6:30pm

Nov 4 - Annual Awards Banquet. 6pm.

Nov 18 - Beginning and Advanced Erosion & Sedimentation Practices. Damariscotta. 8am-4pm. 596-2040

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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 


Latest News

New watershed video from Boothbay Region Water District

Watch here: https://www.facebook.com/knoxlincolnsoilandwater

Beyond the Field Edge: Forestry and Your Farm

Nov 6, 2015 from 8am - 3pm
For more info: http://www.knox-lincoln.org/conservation-news/beyond-the-field-edge-forestry-and-your-farm-nov-6.html

RSVP: kennebecwoodlandpartnership@gmail.com

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

Pond Workshop

Thu, Oct 1, 2015 from 6-8pm
Union Town Office
576 Common Rd
$15, inc materials and snacks
Whether you want to build a pond or have questions about your existing pond, this workshop is for you.
FMI: Pond Wokshop or 596-2040

Managing Upland Invasive Plants in Your Woodland

Thu, Oct 8, 2015 from 8am-3pm
Unity Barn Raisers Bldg, 32 School St, Unity

This workshop is for landowners, foresters, land managers, pesticide applicators, and others interested in learning how to identify, manage and control common invasive plants in woodlands. The workshop consists of a classroom session in the morning and an afternoon field program.

Presenters include: Nancy Olmstead, Maine Natural Areas Program; Gary Fish, Maine Pesticides Control Board; Nancy Sferra, The Nature Conservancy; Ronald Lemin, Crop Production Services – Timberland Division. The field session will be hosted by Sebasticook Regional Land Trust on one of their nearby properties.

Please bring a lunch! Field session is rain or shine, please dress accordingly.
Sponsored by: The Kennebec Woodland Partnership, the Maine Forest Service, and Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
Registration required: Rose Zoller, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, rose@sebasticookrlt.org, 207-948-3766.

Events for Women Woodland Owners in Jefferson

Women's Chainsaw Safety Level 2
Saturday October 3, 8:00-4:00

Jefferson, ME
Offered by Hidden Valley Nature Center, this course is designed for women who have completed Level 1 Chainsaw Safety or equivalent.

Women and Our Woods Workshop
Monday, October 19, 9:00-4:00

Jefferson, ME
Join forestry professionals and fellow women woodland owners for an indoor/outdoor day exploring a suite of topics in woodland ownership.

FMI:(207) 586-6752 

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,

More info: swoam.org/Portals/0/MonthlyNewsletterPDFs/MaineWoodlandsSeptember2015.pdf

Maine Farm Days Trade Show

KidsBeingKidsWed & 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

FMI: www.MaineFarmDays.com

Thanks for a great Spring Plant Sale!

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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.