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2018 Fall 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.

Nov 1 - Awards Banquet - Register Now!

Nov 7 - Gravel Roads Workshop. 8:30-2:30. Jefferson.

 

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    Ames True Value Hardware Supply

    Fedco Seeds

    Rockport Automotive

    Plants Unlimited

    Flatbread Co.

    A.E. Sampson & Son

    Agricola Farm

    Fresh Off The Farm

    Good Tern Coop

    Green Thumb

    Hannaford Supermarkets

    Johnny's Selected Seeds

    Mid-Maine Forestry

    Moose Crossing Garden Center

    Mystic Woodworks

    NEWAIM Farm

    Rising Tide Coop

    Schoolhouse Farm

    Spear Farm (Nobleboro)

    Viking Lumber (Warrren)

    Warren True Value

    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

    K-5 Conservation Poster Contest - Sign up Now!

    Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper
    Learning sessions on Tue, Wed or Thu from Dec 4 thru Jan 31.
    Posters due at District office in Rockport - Feb 7.
    Poster Gallery & Fundraiser at Flatbread - Mar 12.

    Sign up your class for a learning session!
    Online: Poster Contest Sign-Up

    Contact 596-2040 or
    rebecca@knox-lincoln.org

    Read "ME" Agriculture: Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse

    Mar 18-22 and Mar 25-29
    Sign up by January 1, 2019!

    Welcome a volunteer to your K-4 class to read this new book and share personal experiences with your students.
    Each class receives a book and supplemental lesson plans and activities.

    Sign up your K-4 class now!
    Online: Read ME Ag Sign-up

    Contact 596-2040 or
    julie@knox-lincoln.org
    to sign up your class or to volunteer as a reader.

    January Environmental Book Club in Bremen!

    The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors by George David Haskell 

    Winner of 2018 John Burroughs Award for Natural History Writing

    Wednesdays Jan 2, 16 & 30 from noon -1:30pm
    Bremen Public Library, 204 Waldoboro Rd, Bremen
    (Snow date: Tue, Feb 6)

    FMI & to register: 596-2040, julie@knox-lincoln.org or Book Club

    Supervisor Election - Vote by November 28, 2018 at 4pm!

    Any registered voter in Knox or Lincoln counties may vote in District supervisor elections! This year, incumbent Mark Hedrich, current Board Chair, is running for supervisor.

    To download a ballot, go to http://www.knox-lincoln.org/supervisor-elections/ or call the District office at 596-2040.

    All ballots must be received by 4pm on Nov 28 and will be counted that evening at our board meeting.

    Conservation Farm Tour of Lincoln County was amazing.  

    A great big thanks to all the farmers who welcomed us onto their farms! I will post pics as soon as I get a chance at Conservation Farm Tour and on our Facebook page.

    Emerald Ash Borer Found in Madawaska and York County

    EAB was found in Madawaska on May 22, 2018, Presumably haveing spread from an infestation across the river in Edmunston, NB. This is the first documented report of EAB in Maine! 

    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.

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

    Thanks for a great plant sale!

    Spring Plant Sale 

    Sign up to receive a 2019 Plant Fair catalog

     

     


    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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