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2019 Winter 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.

Jan 16 - Beginning Farmer Workshops at Ag Trades Show

Jan 29 - Local Working Group (Knox/Waldo) 1pm. Union

Jan 31 - Winter Tracking & Wildlife Habitat. 10am. Camden

Feb 5 - Local Working Group (Lincoln/Kennebec) 10am. Augusta

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    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

    Read "ME" Agriculture: Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse

    Mar 18-22 and Mar 25-29

    Would you like to be a volunteer reader in a K-4 classroom?

    Contact 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org to find out how you can be avolunteer reader! 

    2019 ME Envirothon Forestry - & more - Training 

    Thur, Mar 21 from 8:30-12:30 at Unity College - Lunch provided

    Sessions include: using a compass, GPS & a Biltmore stick; silviculture; tree ID; aquatics; & wildlife.
    Register your Envirothon team or your class by Mar 15. Only $5!

    FMI: Dale Finseth at dale@kcswcd.org or 207-622-7847 x3 or 2019 Forestry Training

    Contractor Training in Non-Point Source Pollution: Erosion & Sediment Control Practices

    Thu, April 11 from 7:30am-4:00pm
    American Legion Hall, 524 Waldoboro Rd, Damariscotta

    Fee: $70/person includes am/pm snacks, lunch & training materials

    To register: Download Registration Form
    FMI: Contractor Certification, julie@knox-lincoln.org or call (207) 596-2040

    Emerald ash borer is in Maine!

    EAB was found in Madawaska on May 22, 2018 and in York County this past summer.

    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.

    And remember: Don't Move Firewood!

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

     

    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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