Time in Knox County:

2019 Winter Office Hours
Mon-Thu: 8:30 am - 4:30pm (mostly)
Fri: 9:00am - 2:00pm

* We try hard to be in the office between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Mon-Thu, but please call ahead to be sure!

207-596-2040
893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856

info@knox-lincoln.org

Upcoming Events

Click on links or call 596-2040 for more information about these programs or see Upcoming Events for complete events listing.

Jan 16 - Beginning Farmer Workshops at Ag Trades Show

Jan 29 - Local Working Group (Knox/Waldo) 1pm. Union

Jan 31 - Winter Tracking & Wildlife Habitat. 10am. Camden

Feb 5 - Local Working Group (Lincoln/Kennebec) 10am. Augusta

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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 

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    Latest News

    Woodland Stewardship Tour: Winter Tracking & Wildlilfe Habitat - Free!

    Thu, Jan 31 from 10am-noon at Hodson Preserve, Camden

    Fresh snow is the perfect canvas for tracks, tunnels and other signs of our woodland neighbors: deer, coyote, racoon, weasel, fisher - and even owls. Join Knox-Lincoln SWCD, Maine Forest Service and the intrepid Kirk Gentalen of Maine Coast Heritage Trust for the first Woodland Tour of the year.

    Dress for the weather and trail conditions; meet at Camden Snow Bowl to carpool to preserve.

    FMI & RSVP: Winter Tracking, 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org

    Local Working Groups: How should USDA funds be spent?

    Knox & Waldo counties: Tue, Jan 29 from 1-3pm at Union Town Office, 567 Common Rd, Union
    Lincoln & Kennebec counties: Tue, Feb 5 from 10am-noon at NRCS Augusta Field Office, 21 Enterprise Dr., Augusta

    Join us for a lively discussion of regional resource concerns and how USDA funds should be allocated to address them.

    FMI: Local Working Group, 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org

    Read "ME" Agriculture: Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse

    Mar 18-22 and Mar 25-29

    Would you like to be a volunteer reader in a K-4 classroom?

    Contact 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org to find out how you can be avolunteer reader!

    January Environmental Book Club in Bremen!

    Full - get in touch for the March session

     596-2040, julie@knox-lincoln.org or Book Club

     

     

     

     


     

    Emerald Ash Borer Found in Madawaska and York County

    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.

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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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