Time in Knox County:

2018 Summer Office Hours
Mon- Thu: 8:30 am - 4:30pm
Fri: 9am - 2:00 pm

* 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:

Jul 16-20  Ecology Camp (ages 4-6). 9-11:30am. Camden

Jul 19 Woodland Stewardship Tour. 3-5pm

Jul 22 Open Farm Day. We'll be at Brae Maple Farm in Union!

Jul 23 Cover Crops & Low-Till. 5pm. Goranson Farm, Dresden

Jul 25  District Board meeting. 6:30pm. District office

Aug 1 Pollinators in Agriculture. 5pm. Morning Dew Farm, Damariscotta

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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 


    Open Farm Day - Sunday July 22!

    Open Farm Day is always a good time!

     Sunday July 22, 2018 from ~10-4 (check individual farms for open times)

    There are a bunch of farms to visit in Knox & Lincoln counties.

    FMI: See the post on our Facebook page (and like us!): https://www.facebook.com/knoxlincolnsoilandwater/posts/1783318151755698

    Farmer & Gardener Workshops continue!

    Two early evening walk & talks:

    No-Till & Cover Crops for Organic Veggie Systems
    Mon, Jul 23 from 5-7:

    Goranson Farm, 250 Dresden Rd (Rt 128), Dresden

    Pollinators in Agriculture: Who’s Who & How to Conserve Them
    Wed, Aug 1 from 5-7pm

    Morning Dew Farm, Rt 1, Damariscotta

    Potluck to follow each. Please bring something to share, utensils, etc

    FMI & to register: www.knox-lincoln.org/beginning-farmer, hildy@knox-lincoln.org or 596-2040

    Emerald Ash Borer Found in Madawaska 

    EAB was found in Madawaska on May 22, 2018, Presumably haveing spread from an infestation across the river in Edmunston, NB. This is the first documented report of EAB in Maine!

    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.

    Thanks for a great plant sale!

    Spring Plant Sale 

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    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.