Just a heads up that this is Bobolink nesting season.
Check out the link       http://somersetswcd.org/critical-bobolink-fledging-week/

Check out the 2017 Maine Farm Days page.   Brochure is available.
Forest Pest Workshop is scheduled for August 30th at the Maine Lakes Resource Center in Belgrade Village.  6-8 pm. Please register so we know how many to expect.  Contact Dale at 622-7847 x3 or e-mail at Dale@kcswcd.org        Let us know.  Here is the flyer   forest pest flyer-Aug30

Our 2017 bulb sale is on until until Sept 1st.  We use a Fedco “group order” similar to the tree order.   Group # 59005   Check the bulb sale page.

Maine Envirothon       –          The 2017 Maine State Envirothon season has completed. Check the MACD website for information- MaineConservationDistricts.com

The team from Spruce Mountain is the Maine champion and will represent Maine at the International competition in Maryland. or contact us for more information. Check the MaineEnvirothon website for more current information.  MaineEnvirothon

In other news:

  • The Kennebec and Knox-Lincoln SWCD’s continue 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 continuing work on that project this field season.
  •  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 continue over this field season.Sidar shore cmprsd
  • Technical Assistance provided with other watershed organizations has begun. That work includes China Regional Lake Association, Togus Pond, Belgrade Regional Lakes Alliance and 30 Mile Watershed Association.
  • The Kennebec SWCD  is part of a statewide group of SWCD’s providing  Forestry Pest outreach. We are in the second year of that project.   The 2017  “Forestry Pest” workshops are being scheduled.
    We intend to schedule one in Kennebec late summer.
  • 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. We have just learned that a project in Fayette may be able to go ahead in September.