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Maine Envirothon – The 2018 Maine State Envirothon season has started. Check the MACD website for information- MaineConservationDistricts.com
The 2018 schedule of competitions:
May 1 – Northern @ Monticello Fish & Game in Monticello
May 3 – SouthWest at Kineowatha Park in Wilton
May 16 – MidCoast @ the Damariscotta Rvr. Assoc in Newcastle
May 18 – DownEast @ Leonard’s Mills in Bradley
May 25 – State Event @ ME Lakes Sci. Center in Bridgeton
GOOD LUCK TO THE 60 SCHOOLS IN THIS YEAR’S COMPETITIONS! We will post winners here once we know them.
Last year’s champ was the team from Spruce Mountain. They represented Maine at the International competition in Maryland. Contact us for more information. Check the MaineEnvirothon website for more current information. www.MaineEnvirothon.org
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.
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 2018 “Forestry Pest” workshops and other events are being scheduled.
The Kennebec SWCD is currently working on applications to produce new Watershed Based Plans for Great Pond and the Webber/ThreeMile Pond systems. We will know more later this summer about those possible projects.