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

See the Maine Farm Days page for more info on that celebration.  MFD-Brochure

Food Safety Modernization Act  –  workshop

Scheduled for Friday, July 21st at the Maine Forest Products Council building on Rt. 27 in Augusta.

  Check out the Maine Gov website for added information and explanation.     http://www.maine.gov/dacf/qar/fsma

We will need your registration and payment by July 14th and we can only accept the first 25 people to register.

Cost will be $25 which includes a lunch or $10 if you want to bring your own

If you have any questions give Dale a call at 622-7847 x3.

Pollination Services & Community Partnerships Workshop

On Wednesday, July 26 Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust will present “Pollination Services & Community Partnerships,” the fifth session in the 2017 Beginning Farmer Workshop Series. The program will be held at Terra Optima Farm, 908 Gurneytown Road in Appleton from 5:30 to 7:00pm and will be followed by a potluck.FMI and to register for this free program: Hildy at 596-2040, hildy@knox-lincoln.org, or www.knox-lincoln.org/beginning-farmer

We intend to have a 2017 bulb sale again this year. We plan a Fedco “group order” similar to the tree order.   Stay tuned.

Dates for 2017 Maine Farm Days have been set.  Check out the MFDays page. The vendor contract is now available. Go to the MFDays page for more information. Brochure is available.

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.