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2018 Office Hours
8:30am - 4:30 pm (usually)

* We try hard to be in the office between 8:30am and 4:00pm on most weekdays, 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:

Mar 21 Book Club: Bringing Nature Home. 9:30am. Appleton

Mar 21 District Board Meeting. 6:30pm. District Office. All welcome!

Mar 29 Food Safety for Midcoast Farmers. 5:30pm. Waldoboro

Mar 31 Pruning Apple Trees. 9am. Union

Apr 10 Backyard Composting. 5:30pm. Waldoboro

Apr 19 Woodland Stewardship Tour. 3pm. Waldoboro

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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

    Congratulations to the Raffle Winners from our Tuesday Fundraiser at Flatbread:

    Union Pottery Stoneware Bowl: Vicki Evans
    Hand Knit Scarf by Faith Getchell: Marty Rogers
    Union Agway - Hummingbird Feeder & Nectar: Billy Flaherty
    Knox-Lincoln Plant Sale $25 Gift Certificate: Donated by winner to South School Orchard
    Plants Unlimited $75 Gift Certificate to Plants Unlimited: Nancy Killoran
    Green Thumb Glass Bird Feeder: Jacqueline Bett

    Our thanks to the businesses and individuals who donated prizes!

    Online Plant Sale Catalog Up - Order now for best selection!

    Our biggest and best catalog to date: Online Catalog
        View pics and descriptions online and pay with credit card

        Download order form and send with check!

    Paper catalog delayed by concussion, but coming ASAP...

    Environmental Book Club - March 7 & 21

    Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy

    Wed, Mar 7 & 21 from 9:30-11am
    Deer Foot Farm Cafe, 1221 Union Rd, Appleton 

    See more...

    Food Safety for Midcoast Farmers - Mar 29  FREE

    Thursday, Mar 29 at 5:30-7pm
    Knox-Lincoln Extension Office
    377 Manktown Rd, Waldobor

    Join Jason Lilley, Cumberland Extension Sustainable Ag Specialist, to learn about on-farm practices to prevent food-borne illness. Jason will also go over the basics of who must comply with the new FSMA.

    FMI: Food Safety, 596-2040, or info@knox-lincoln.org

    Pruning Apple Trees - Mar 31

    Sat, Mar 31, 2018 from 9:00 am - noon
    Location: Twin Springs Farm in Union
    Fee: $15 per person

    Learn the pruning techniques needed to keep your trees productive from Cheryl Denz, owner and operator of Terra Optima Farm and Landscaping in Appleton.  Whether you have an old orchard, are getting a few trees at our Plant Sale in May, whether the tree varieties are known or unknown, join us to learn how to care for them.

    FMI & to register: Pruning Apple Trees, 596-2040 or cathrine@knox-lincoln.org    Space is limited!

    Backyard Composting - Apr 10   FREE

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
    Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension Office
    377 Manktown Rd, Waldoboro     
    Free for adults & kids 12+

    Learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle your kitchen, garden, and yard waste with Liz Stanley, UMaine Extension horticulture program coordinator and Hildy Ellis, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District program manager.
    FMI & to register: Backyard Composting,
    596-2040 or cathrine@knox-lincoln.org

    Woodland Stewarship Tour - Apr 19  Free

    NRCS Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
    MVLT Burkett Mill Preserve in Waldoboro
    Thu, Apr 19 from 3-5pm

    Join MFS District Forester Morten Moesswilde and MVLT Land Conservation & Stewardship Director Joan Ray for a tour of this preserve located in a 6,000 acre conservation focus area. In 2013, MVLT hired a horse-logger to conduct a Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project with funding from NRCS, with prescriptions for mast tree release, brush piles, and installation of birdhouses (both small birds and raptors)

    FMI & to register: Woodland Tour, 596-2040, or cathrine@knox-lincoln.org

    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.