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Our Bulb sale is now available.  You only have until August 18th to place your order, so download it and send it in soon. Just think about the new blooms next spring.

Kennebec 2016 Bulb order information

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CHECK OUT THE MAINE FARM DAYS PAGE.    A brief schedule is available.    August 24th and 25th is only a couple weeks away. ME FARM DAYS 2016 brochure

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Spruce Mountain High School in Jay represented Maine at the International competition in Ontario, Canada. They are back from the competition and are all fired up for next year.

See the local newspaper’s article on their experience –

http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/features/spruce-mountain-high-school-envirothon-team-competes-at-north-american-envirothon/
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. We had about 60 teams signed up.  The actual competitions are scheduled in April, May and June of 2016.

In other news:

  • The Kennebec and Knox-Lincoln SWCD’s are starting 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 is doing work for NRCS, our Federal partners to help them identify and document local “Conservation Priorities” in Kennebec County. Public meetings are being held State-wide. The state-wide survey collected input from nearly 1,000 people.
  • The Kennebec SWCD  is part of a statewide group of SWCD’s providing  Forestry Pest outreach. Work has begun.   Look for “Forestry Pest” workshops and displays in the coming months.
  • 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.