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Kennebec SWCD Supervisor Election results-

Gary Wheeler was re-elected to our Board of Supervisor position starting in January, 2017. We currently have one of our “appointed” Supervisor positions open. If you or someone you know may be interested, please have them contact the Kennebec District.

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

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Our 2017 tree & shrub sale is much different this year. We are simply generating a Fedco “group order”. Information on how to use this system is being sent out shortly. People have the option of ordering through the Fedco on-line system and, when they check out, simply identify that they are part of the Kennebec SWCD group. Our tree order group number is 49064.

If you do not want to use the internet for orders, you can still order by sending a hard copy to our office and we will enter your order.  People will be able to pick up their order at the Fedco warehouse in Clinton or at our office in Augusta.

More details for how to use the system will follow.

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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 into the second year of 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 and partners have been awarded a new project to develop a new Watershed Based Plan for the East Pond watershed. Work is beginning and will continue over the next field season.Sidar shore cmprsd
  • The Kennebec SWCD has completed work for NRCS, our Federal partners to help them identify and document local “Conservation Priorities” in Kennebec County. A digital link to that report will be available shortly.

 

  • 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. Other displays will be available over the coming months.
    Currently the following have been scheduled     [I will list when available]
  • 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.