Time in Knox County:

2019 Summer Office Hours
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30pm (mostly)
Wed: 9:00am - 2:30pm

* We try hard to be in the office between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Mon-Thu, but please call ahead to be sure!

893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856


Upcoming Events

Click on links or call 596-2040 for more information about these programs or see Upcoming Events for complete events listing.

Jun 18 - District Board Meeting. 6:30pm. District office. Public Welcome!

Jun 27 - Natural Farming Workshop. 2-5pm. Erickson Fields, Rockport.

Jul 8-12 - Eco-Explorers Ecology Camp (ages 7-9). Merryspring Nature Center

Jul 15-19 - Little Sprouts Ecology Camp (Ages 4-6).Merryspring Nature Center

Jul 11 - Fern ID & Ecology Walk. 10am. Stover Preserve, Belfast.

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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 


    Latest News

    Natural Farming Workshop - Jun 27

    Thu, Jun 27 from 2-5pm
    Erickson Fields Preserve
    164 West St (Rt 90), Rockport

    Aaron Englander presents this popular program on Korean Natural Farming techniques.


    FMI: www.knox-lincoln.org/farmer-gardener

    Space is limited! To register: jalbury@mcht.org or 236-2739

    Summer Ecology Camps - Jul 8-12 and Jul 15-19

    Two one-week sessions held at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden.

    Outdoor activities, games, gardening, nature exploration for kids ages 7-9 (Wk 1) or 4-6 (Wk 2)!


    FMI and Registration: Summer Ecology Camps, 596-2040 or rebecca@knox-lincoln.org

    Emerald ash borer is in Maine!

    EAB was found in Madawaska on May 22, 2018 and in York County in the summer of 2018.

    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.

    And remember: Don't Move Firewood!

    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


    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.