Kennebec District Supervisor Election-
The Kennebec SWCD has one nominee for the Board Supervisor elected position. Tom Doore of Augusta has submitted the needed nomination signatures and is running to fill that position. Ballots have been prepared. All aregistered voters residing or owning land within the Kennebec District boundaries are eligible to vote.
Deadline for the election is Friday, November 30th at 4 pm.
IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A BALLOT SENT TO YOU CONTACT OUR OFFICE.
OTHERWISE COME INTO OUR OFFICE, COMPLETE A BALLOT AND VOTE FOR YOUR CHOICE.
Contact Dale Finseth, Election Superintendent at 622-7847 x3 or Dale@kcswcd.org for more information .
The Spruce Mt. Envirothon team attended the National competition in late July and they placed 6th overall. CONGRATULATIONS!!! In addition, they placed 1st in the Aquatics portion of the competition. They came home with $3,500 in scholarship money for their excellent job. it sounds like they had a great time out west.
See this press release. SMtHSidahoPrsRelease
Check the MACD website for information- MaineConservationDistricts.com
This year’s 2018-19 Envirothon schedule will be posted soon. The Fall Field Days have been established. Contact us for registration info.
September 28th at Sebago Lake State Park in Casco
October 12th at Fort Fairfield Fish & Game Club in Fort Fairfield
October 15th at UMaine in Orono
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 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 will begin in 2019.