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Ames True Value Hardware Supply

A.E. Sampson & Son

Fresh Off The Farm

Good Tern Coop

Green Thumb

Mid-Maine Forestry

Rising Tide Coop

Rockport Automotive

Viking Lumber

Upcoming Events

Apr 9 - District Board Meeting. 6:30 pm. District office. All welcome.

Apr 16 - Backyard Bird Habitats. 6:30pm. Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association

Apr 22 - Bog Boardwalk Tour. Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson

May 3 - Plant Sale and Fair. 9 - 2. Union Fairgrounds

May 4 - Plant Sale. 10 - 1. Union Fairgrounds

May 4 - Trout Pick-Up. Noon. Union Fairgrounds

May 22 - Vital Signs: Citizen science to document Maine's biodiversity. 7pm. Camden Library

Jul 10 - Fern Walk at Ragged Mt. 10 am. (w/CMLT)

Aug 9 - Conservation Tour: Lincoln County. 8 - 4.

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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 

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Latest News

Conservation Poster Contest Winners announced!

Visit the K-6 Poster Contest page to see a slide show of all the winning posters on this year's theme - Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil.

2014 Maine Envirothon Raffle - Winners will be announced this week!

 

2014 Trout Stocking Sale Order Form is here!

2014 pre-ordered trout pick-up is May 4 at noon
Union Fairgrounds
Order form and details here:
Trout Sale

2014 Plant Sale Catalog and Order Form is here!

2014 Plant Sale and Fair
May 3 & 4 at Union Fairgrounds

44 new selections available for pre-order or Cash & Carry
Pre-order thru April 28

Download: Plant Sale Catalog & Order Form
Order online: Online Catalog with images

2014 Backyard Conservation Sale - New!

Rain barrels, Compost Bins & Accessories
Low, low prices!

Order thru May 4 - pick up on May 27.

For more information and to order: Backyard Sale

Chain Saw Safety for Women

Sat Apr 12, 8-noon; Sun Apr 13, 8-3:30
Hidden Valley Nature Center, Egypt Rd, Jefferson
To register, click HERE

April is USDA Invasive Pest & Disease Awareness Month

Check out this video and other invasives info this month on our Facebook page.

FSA April News

- LIVESTOCK DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
- AVERAGE ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME COMPLIANCE REVIEW
- MICROLOAN PROGRAM
- NONINSURED CROP DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (NAP)
- EVALUATIONS ALLOWED FOR LOANS OF $250,000 OR LESS

New USDA Webpage for Smaller Farms

Resources for Small and Mid-size Farms

Vernal Pool Discovery - New Date!

Sun, May 4, 1-3pm
Hidden Valley Nature Center, Egypt Rd, Jefferson
To register, click HERE

Year of the Salamander

whitebkgroundWho knew? Read more at Woodland Salamanders-Canaries in the Forest
and ParcPlace.org

 

Invasive Plant Alert: Hardy Kiwi

Mass Audubon issued this alert in 2011. At that time, the infestation of hardy kiwi in this 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 trees that succumbed to the vines’ weight. Seeds are dispersed by raccoons & other mammals (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 populations I've seen right here in Maine. Spread the word.

Read more: Hardy Kiwi Alert

Woodland Steward Program

The Woodland Steward Program is an online curriculum developed to help landowners learn more about their woodlot and options for its long-term stewardship. Because it is web-based, you may take the course at your leisure, at times and paces convenient to you. This program is a collaborative effort of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine, Maine TREE Foundation and New England Forestry Foundation.

FMI and to register: Woodland Steward Program

So You Want to Farm in Maine? Webinar Series

This free webinar series was offered by Piscataquis County Cooperative Extension in Spring 2013. It's purpose is to equip people with the business knowledge and skills to start, adapt, and maintain a profitable land-based business. It is designed for people who want to start a profitable farm or expand their farm hobby to a profitable business.

The sessions are currently archived at http://umaine.edu/piscataquis/so-you-want-to-farm-in-maine-2/.