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8:30-4:30 weekdays*

*Please call ahead to make sure we are in! Although we make every attempt to have the office open during these hours, at times we are both out of the office for education programs or technical assistance.

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

info@knox-lincoln.org

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    Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District offers several programs on how to protect water quality and the natural environment through conscientious landscaping practices. All of these programs can be tailored to landowner, municipal, or professional audiences.

     

    Lush Lawns without Chemicals 

    Do you want a healthy and safe lawn? Just because weed and insect controls can be bought at a store doesn't mean they are safe - they are designed to be toxic. Fertilizers are often used unnecessarily, wasting money and polluting our waters. We can help you reduce the use of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides and still have a lush, green lawn!

     

    Native Plants for Water Quality and WOW!

    When choosing plants for your home landscape, why not choose a native or native cultivar   that will be well-adapted to the environment, provide habitat for wildlife, and add a certain something special to your landscape? Join us to meet native perennials and shrubs that can be found locally and learn which non-natives to avoid. Learn tips and techniques on how to improve your landscape with all of these elements in mind. 

     

    Beef Up Your Buffer: When More is Better...and Why 

    Whether you are building a “living fence” along your property or your aim is to improve water quality by reducing erosion and run-off along your waterfront, a buffer is what you need! Vegetated buffers absorb water and nutrients, trap excess soil, provide wildlife habitat, and mimic natural systems to create a dynamic landscape to enjoy in all seasons.

     

    Beyond the Birdfeeder: Creating Backyard Habitats

    Both native and non-native plants have leaves and their flowers have seeds and nectar - so why is it that native plants are better for wildlife? Learn about the elements of a backyard landscape that encourage wildlife - the kind you want - and which native plants provide the most bang for your buck! 

     

    Invasive Plants of Midcoast Maine

    Ever wondered why folks are worried about invasive plants, how they got here in the first place and are they really harmful to the ecosystem. Learn about the plants "from away" that are disturbing natural ecosystems and replacing the native vegetation that defines our region and on which wildlife depends. Learn to recognize key invasives in our area and explore control & prevention strategies.

     

    To schedule a program for your group, please call us at 207-596-2040, email info@knox-lincoln.org