Time in Knox County:

Office Hours
8:30-4:30 weekdays*

*Please call ahead to make sure we are in! Although we make every attempt to have the office open during these hours, at times we are both out of the office for education programs or technical assistance.

207-596-2040
893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856

info@knox-lincoln.org

Upcoming Events

Click on links below or cal 596-2040 for more information about these programs:

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Aug 3: Invasive Plant Walk & Talk. 4pm. Erickson Fields Preserve, Rockport

Aug 4: Gravel Roads: Non-Traditional Solutions. 8:45am-3:30pm. Boothbay Town Office

Aug 11: Native Plant Walk. 9:30am. Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson

 

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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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    Current News 

    Register Now!
    Conservation Farm Tour of Knox County on Saturday, Sep 9

    We will visit:
    Dooryard Farm, Camden
    Terra Optima Farm, Appleton
    Pleasantville Farm, Warren
    Breakwater Vineyards, Owls Head
     

     

    And...lunch is being catered for us at Deerfoot Farm & Cafe, Appleton
    FMI and to register
    : Conservation Farm Tour

    Fall Bulb Sale Catalog & Order Form! Orders due by Aug 16.

    Pick up at District office on Sun, Oct 15 from 10am - 1pm* 
    (Except for early delivery items, which will arrive for pick-up in early/mid September)

    2017 Fall Bulb Sale Catalog is here!
    Click on the above link to download and order our carefully chosen selections from the complete Fedco Bulb catalog, or order online directly from Fedco and pick up your bulbs at the District office.

    Like last year, we will also have seme potted trees, shrubs, and ferns for sale.

    FMI: 2017 Fall Bulb & Plant Sale

    Gravel Roads Workshop: Non-Traditional Solutions

    Friday, Aug 4 from 8:45-3:30
    Boothbay Town Office
     
    1011 Wiscasset Rd, Boothbay, ME
    Fee: $45
    (includes refreshments, lunch & materials)
    CEUs available for Certified Contractors and CEOs

    Join Dave Rocque, State Soil Scientist, and Bill Laflamme, Maine DEP, to learn how best to maintain gravel roads and reduce erosion. Morning classroom sessions followed by afternoon site visits.

    FMI and to register: Gravel Roads

    Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG): Invasive Plant Problems

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     Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP) was awarded a three-year CIG grant (Sep 2015- Sep 2018) by Maine Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS): Using iMapInvasives Technology to Help Maine Producers Address Invasive Plant Problems.

     

    Knox-Lincoln and Kennebec SWCDs will be working with MNAP to train SWCD staff and local producers to identify, map, and manage invasive plant species on  their farms. To be eligible for the project producers must farm in Knox, Lincoln, or Kennebec counties and be eligible for EQIP funding under NRCS.

    **If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact:

    Knox-Lincoln: Hildy or Rebecca at 596-2040 or info@knox-lincoln.org
    Kennebec: Dale at 622-7847 x3 or dfinseth@kcswcd.org

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    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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