See our District Services/District Sales page for links for this year’s bulb group order from Fedco. This year’s group # is 59003.
On May 25th in Bridgeton, Spruce Mountain won the Maine State Envirothon competition. They will be representing Maine at the National/International Envirothon scheduled for Pocatello, Idaho on the week of July 22 thru July 27. We wish them luck on their week of competition.
Check the MACD website for information- MaineConservationDistricts.com
This year’s 2018 schedule of competitions were as follows:
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
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 have recently received an additional award from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund [MOHF] in collaboration with both Knox-Lincoln and Waldo SWCD to expand the project of “invasive surveys”.
The East Pond watershed Based Plan was completed this past winter. Kennebec SWCD and partners completed the project to develop a new Watershed Based Plan for the East Pond watershed. With the completion of the Watershed based plan, the technical Alum Treatment has already occurred and we will wait for the results of further analysis to determine its success.
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 has received the preliminary award from Maine DEP for a new Watershed Based Plans for Great Pond. When we know more we will post information.