Kennebec District Supervisor Election-
The Kennebec SWCD has re-elected Tom Doore of Augusta for a three year term starting January 1, 2019. The election was Friday, November 30th. and ballots counted at the December Supervisor meeting
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 has been posted. The Fall Field Days have been completed. March Forestry and More Spring training is scheduled for March 21 at Unity.
Check the MaineEnvirothon website for current information to register for the 2019 Regional competitions. www.MaineEnvirothon.org
In other news:
- Our tree and shrub sale is through Fedco with order closing on March 1. See the sales page.
- We expect to have Brook Trout for sale this year from the MicMac Fish Farm in Caribou. Sales date is May 1. See the sales page for details. The Franklin SWCD in Farmington will be the site of distribution. Place your orders directly through Franklin SWCD. 2019 Franklin Brookies order form
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.