Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District
Providing assistance in the conservation of soil and water resources for our community through proactive efforts, actions, & education
2014 Maine Envirothon Raffle - Win $1000, $500 or $250!!!
Support Maine Envirothon -
Tickets are $10 each; only 500 sold statewide
2014 Trout Stocking Sale Order Form is here!
2014 pre-ordered trout pick-up is May 4 at noon
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
2014 Backyard 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 Sales
Climate Change Webcasts for Students
Two free webcasts for educators and kids in March!
March 5: Educate, Inspire and Engage (1 p.m. ET)
March 12: Join the Climate Change Conversation (1 p.m. ET)
Programs are available as streaming video archives after the day of broadcast
FMI & registration: www.ClimateChangeLIVE.org
Maine IF&W Ice Fishing Report for Mar 1
Find out the latest for your region of Maine HERE.
Climate Solutions: Working for Maine's Future!
March 12, 2014
Augusta Civic Center
Expo - Free and open to public: Exhibits, panel presentations on energy, fishereis, farming, adaptation planning...
Summit - By registration: Day long work session on public policy
FMI and to register for Summit: http://climatesolutionsme.org/
2014 DEP Trainings for Contractors and Land Use Professionals
Maine DEP is offering a series of workshops in winter spring 2014. For flyers with more information and registration forms for these workshops, click on links below:
Engineers and Consultants:
For more information about Contractor Certification, click HERE.
KVCC Dual Credit in Sustainable Ag for 10 Maine High Schools: FALL 2014!
Maine Ag is the Classroom is currently working with Kennebec Valley Community College to establish adjunct faculty in up to 10 Maine High Schools to offer the "Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture" course, starting in Fall 2014.
Portions of the class will be taught by the college faculty with fieldtrips to local farms and possible projects at the schools.
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/.