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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

Call 596-2040 for more information about these programs:

Feb 14 District Board Meeting. 1:00pm. District Office. Public Welcome!

Feb 15 Results of a Careful Timber Harvest. 2-4pm. Bearce-Allen Preserve, Bristol.

Feb 19 Presidents' Day. Office closed.

Feb 21 Local Working Group Meeting. 1-3pm. Searsmont Town Office.

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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

    Save the Date! Flatbread Fundraiser & Poster Contest Gallery
       Tue, Mar 6 from 5-9pm at 199 Commercial St (Rt 1), Rockport


    Pizza, Posters, Prizes and Games!

    For more information, click here

    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...

    Small-Scale Woodland Stewardship Tours - Monthly

    A Recent Careful Timber Harvest
    Feb 15 from 2-4pm

    Bearce-Allen Preserve, Bristol

    Free tour with District Forester, Morten Moesswilde
    All welcome!
    Click here for more information...

    Local Working Group - Feb 21 in Searsmont

    Make recommendations on how USDA Farm Bill funds should be spent in Knox & Waldo counties!

    Feb 21 from 1:00-3:00pm
    Searsmont Town Office
    37 Main St South, Searsmont

    Click here for more information...

    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...


    Maine Invasive Species Network Annual Meeting - Register Now!

    Friday, March 16 from 8am to 4 pm
    Maple Hill Farm & Conference Center
    11 Inn Rd, Hallowell ME

    FMI or to register: MISN 2018

    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.