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NOTICE OF SUPERVISOR ELECTION

Kennebec County Soil & Water Conservation District
DISTRICT SUPERVISOR ELECTION

Persons wanting to run for the office of District Supervisor for the Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation District should contact the District office at 50 Hospital St., Augusta, ME telephone (207) 621-9000, to obtain nominating papers. Nomination papers require 25 valid signatures in order to become a candidate.

Nomination papers must be received at the District office no later than October 28, 2019. This year we have one full three-year term of office up for election.

Any person who desires to run for the office of District Supervisor must be a resident who is living on lands lying within the boundaries of the Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation District.

The actual election is scheduled for November 26, 2019. In order to be on the ballot, we must receive your nomination papers by October 28th . Ballots for the election will be mailed to anyone requesting one. Registered voters wishing to vote in the election of District Supervisor must contact the District in order to receive a ballot. All registered voters residing within the Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation District boundaries are eligible to vote. All completed ballots must be received by the afternoon of Tuesday November 26th at 4:00.

OTHER BIG NEWS

The Kennebec SWCD is in the process of moving its office space. For the time being the USDA has lost its office space in Kennebec County. The Kennebec SWCD has moved to the old Entomology Lab at 50 Hospital St. in Augusta. Commonly referred to as “the Bug Lab”. We now have a phone.

NEW ADDRESS   Kennebec SWCD; 50 Hospital St.; Augusta, ME 04330
NEW PHONE     207-621-9000

It is probably best to call ahead  and not take the chance of “just dropping in”.  Because it is usually just Art and Dale here, there is always the chance that we may be out of the office.

We are so sorry for the confusion caused by the disruption. Stay tuned for more information here. If you need to contact NRCS staff, you can continue to contact them at their office number of 622-7847 x3.


The Maine State Envirothon has a winner.  Spruce Mt.team one came in 1st at he May 31st competition in East August. Spruce Mt. team two took second place. Belfast High School team one came in third.  Congratulations to all for an excellent competition.
The Spruce Mt. Envirothon team attended the National competition in late July  This year’s competition was held at the University of North Carolina. We recently heard about their NC experience at the MACD Summer Meeting.

Check   www.MaineEnvirothon.org   for more info.  

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 last year.  With the completion of the Watershed based plan, the two phases of the technical Alum Treatment have 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 award from Maine DEP for a new Watershed Based Plan for Great Pond. That work with partners is just beginning.
  • The Kennebec SWCD has also received the award from Maine DEP for a new Watershed Based Plan for China Lake. That work with partners will begin this fall.