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Maine Farm Days is this week.

The number of workshops and classes has increased. There will be a substantial focus on soils health and cover crops.  brochure insert

In addition to Thursday’s Soils Conference, there will also be a number of cover crop displays and other information available.

Check out the Maine Farm Days page for current information about the August 26 & 27 Farm Exposition at Misty Meadows in Clinton. It is free to the public. Thursday will host and all day Soils Conference – “Soil: Know Your Roots” MESoilsConfFlyer

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In other news:

  • The Kennebec and Knox-Lincoln SWCD’s are being included in a CIG [Conservation Innovation Grant] grant from NRCS. It is a project awarded to the Maine Natural Areas Program to address the pressure on Central Maine areas being generated by 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.

    Excellent LakeSmart  “low impact” means of shorefront access. This MAY be a bit extreme, however.

  • The Kennebec SWCD and partners have been awarded a new project to develop a new Watershed Based Plan for the East Pond watershed. Work will begin this fall.
  • Later this fall/winter the Kennebec SWCD will be doing work for NRCS, our Federal partners to help them identify and document local “Conservation Priorities” in Kennebec County.
  • The Kennebec SWCD  is part of a statewide group of SWCD’s to accomplish some of the Forestry Pest outreach. We should learn later this fall about that applications.
  • The Knox-Lincoln SWCD is sponsoring a Conservation Bus Tour on September 12th. The tour runs from 9-4.  Check out their website at  www.knox-lincoln.org   and plan to attend.