Kennebec SWCD Supervisor Elections are coming up.
Gary Wheeler is the current candidate for our open Board of Supervisor position starting in January, 2017. Contact our office if you are interested in voting. We will send you a ballot. Voting is over on November 25th.
If you have any questions give Dale a call at 622-7847 x3.
Our Bulb sale has been completed. Hope you got them all planted. If you want tosee what we had to offer and begin planning for next year. Kennebec 2016 Bulb order information
Maine Envirothon – The 2017 Maine State Envirothon season has begun. If you are a high school rep, student or parent who is interested, check the MACD website – MaineConservationDistricts.com or contact us for more information. The spring Envirothon usually includes about 60 teams. The actual competitions are scheduled in April, May and June of 2017. Check the MaineEnvirothon website for more current information. MaineEnvirothon
And here is the actual registration packet. 2017-env-registration-packet3
In other news:
The Kennebec and Knox-Lincoln SWCD’s are starting a project awarded to the Maine Natural Areas Program to address terrestrial invasive plants. It includes support to help landowners IMap the invasives they have, learn techniques to manage those invasives, and provide workshops to spread the word. We are starting work on that project this spring.
The Kennebec SWCD is doing work for NRCS, our Federal partners to help them identify and document local “Conservation Priorities” in Kennebec County. Public meetings are being held State-wide. The state-wide survey collected input from nearly 1,000 people.
The Kennebec SWCD is part of a statewide group of SWCD’s providing Forestry Pest outreach. Work has begun. Look for “Forestry Pest” workshops and displays in the coming months.
The Kennebec SWCD is working with the Town of Fayette in a project to replace old culverts on Sandy River Road that currently serve as a habitat barrier. The Maine DEP has awarded funds to the Town for the work and we are assisting with the planning, permitting and oversight.