--The 2013 Maine Envirothon now has approximately 60 teams signed up. On the
22nd many of those teams took advantage of a day of workshops on "forestry
issues" hosted at Unity College Check out the MACD website for Envirothon information.
The Maine Envirothon raffle has a winner of the
Mid-Coast Getaway at the Victorian Inn by the Sea in Lincolnville.
Congratulation to Lee Edwards of Portland. And thank you to all those who
supported the Maine Envirothon by purchasing a ticket.
Maine DEP has modified their website. We have posted a list of the modified
links on our "Useful Links"
you are looking for gravel/camp road materials,
you want permit information, including the Permit by Rule [PBR]
Here at the
Kennebec District --
** We have already
started doing some Gravel Road Plans.
**We are still awaiting a signed contract
for our Togus Pond 319 watershed grant. We have already started meeting
with some of the landowners in that watersed.
Dale's garden update --
Dale's Garden Page
--- The compost reaches 90° on a regular basis..
-- Leaves have been raked from the gardens.
--- The cover is off the asparagus and garlic beds .
--- Crocus are blooming, Daffodil are just
starting. A few Dwarf Iris are blooming in the warmer garden areas.
For local weather information you may want to check
for very local information and history
may purchase from the tree and shrub bank!!!
If you are thinking about planting from the leftovers, take a look at the list from Dale's Garden
take a look at the list here.
There are a number of plants good for buffer planting. If you want to purchase
some as part of your 2013 plant order, just add them to your order form and
indicate they are from "the leftovers". We will arrange to have them at your
It is a good time
to focus on your soils for the coming year. A simple
list for soil improvement is 1) enhance organic material, 2) prevent soil
compaction, 3) avoid excess tillage, 4) manage pests & nutrients EFFICIENTLY, 5)
keep the ground covered [cover crops] and 6) diversify your crops. For a
good discussion of soil improvement check out the following.
here for the specific article.
planning buffers and other ways to control erosion and stormwater damage on property and along shorefront,
check out the
Conservation Fact Sheets
and other information
at the Maine DEP
website or the Portland Water
District website. Both of these websites have more than just the Fact
Sheets for information you may find useful.
Calendar of Events/Workshops and other opportunities.
click here for events to keep on your calendar for the