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Oct 17-20: Bulb Pick-Up & Plant Sale

Oct 19: District Board Meeting. 6:30 pm. District office. Public Welcome!

Nov 2: Annual Awards Banquet. 6pm. North Nobleboro Community Hall

Nov 16: District Supervisor Balloting deadline

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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 


Latest News 

2016 Annual Awards Banquet - Nov 2 - Register Now!

Register now for our Annual Awards Banquet!

Wed, Nov 2 at 6:00pm
North Nobleboro Community Hall
Upper East Pond Rd, Nobleboro

Good food, good friends, good PIE!
Special Presentaion on REAP Alternative Energy Grants

FMI: Awards Banquet, or Hildy at 596-2040 or hildy@knox-lincoln.org

2016 Conservation District Supervisor Elections

Knox-Lincoln SWCD is currently seeking nominations for the offices of Elected Supervisor, Appointed Supervisor, and appointed non-voting Associate Supervisors. All resident registered voters in Knox or Lincoln counties are eligible to serve as a supervisor and to vote in the election.

Elected positions: Nomination papers must be received at the District office by 4:00 pm on October 27.

Balloting: Oct 28 through 4:00 pm on November 17.

For nomination papers, a ballot, or more information on appointed positions, please contact Election Supervisor Hildy Ellis at 596-2040 or hildy@knox-lincoln.org

Our Bokashi Composting workshop was a great success!

Click here for instructions on how to make your own: BOKASHI

And read the Bangor Daily article about bokashi and our workshop on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/knoxlincolnsoilandwater

Read ME Ag, March 2017: What is in the Garden?

Maine Ag in the Classroom has announced the new book for 2017: What is in the Garden, written by award winning children's author Marianne Berkes and illustrated by Chris Arbo.

To register your K-4 class for a reading session, or for information on being a volunteer reader: READ ME AG

New Guide Helps Organic Producers Apply for USDA Buffer Initiative

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has published an "Organic Farmers' Guide to the Conservation Reserve Program Field Border Buffer Initiative" to help organic farmers interested in accessing USDA's new Organic Buffer Initiative administered under FSA. The guide includes eligibility and application information, program basics, detailed descriptions of key conservation practices and associated payments, two producer profiles and resources for additional information.

(from MOFGA Bulletin Board)

Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG): Invasive Plant Problems

shrubby honeysuckle 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

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.