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Good Tern Coop

Green Thumb

Hannaford Supermarkets

Johnny's Selected Seeds

Mid-Maine Forestry

Moose Crossing Garden Center

Plants Unlimited

Rising Tide Coop

Viking Lumber

Upcoming Events

FMI: Upcoming Events

Sep 9 - District Board Meeting. 893 West St, Rockport. Public welcome. 6:30pm

Sep 12 - Conservation Farm Tour. SOLD OUT!

Sep 24- Conservation Fair. Union Fairgrounds. 9am-1:30pm

Oct 1 - Pond Construction Workshop. Union Town Office. 6-8pm

Nov 4 - Annual Awards Banquet. 6pm.

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Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District  

Providing assistance in the conservation of land and water resources for our community through proactive efforts, actions, & education since 1947 

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Conservation Farm Tour: SOLD OUT!

Spotlight on Knox County
Sat, Sep 12 from 9am-4pm

Join us for a fun-filled day visiting five fabulous farms in Knox County that are dedicated to local products and conservation practices: Hope's Edge Farm, Savage Oakes Vineyard, Sweet Season Farm Cafe for lunch, Great Gardens...from the ground up!, and ME Water Buffalo Co. Meet at the District office in Rockport and leave the driving to us!

FMI and to register: Conservation Farm Tour

Small Woodland Owners of Maine

2015 Fall Field Day - Sat, Sep 12
Wayne Coleman Family Tree Farm
Route 1, Baileyville,

More info: swoam.org/Portals/0/MonthlyNewsletterPDFs/MaineWoodlandsSeptember2015.pdf

Maine Farm Days Trade Show

KidsBeingKidsWed & Thu, Aug 26 & 27 from 9am - 4pm
Misty Meadows Farm, Clinton
Free!

1000 acre dairy farm tour, Soil Health demos, food, contests, prizes, family fun.
2015 Soil Health Conference on Thu: Soils - Know Your Roots
To register for conference: Lindsay.Hodgman@ME.usda.gov

FMI: www.MaineFarmDays.com

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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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