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This year’s bulb group order from Fedco is completed. I’ll have the bulbs available for pick up after the October 13.
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Kennebec District Supervisor Election-
The Kennebec SWCD is taking nominations for an elected Board Supervisor position. District Supervisors must be registered voters residing in Kennebec County. The term of office for each Supervisor, whether elected or appointed, is three years.
District Supervisors are responsible for attending monthly meetings and participating in District events. Board of Supervisors are public officials. We currently have one position up for re-election. In order to be on the ballot you must submit a set of nomination papers by the November 2, 2018 deadline. The actual election date is Friday, November 30, 2018.
If you with to get a set of nomination papers, contact Dale Finseth, Election Superintendent at 622-7847 x3 or Dale@kcswcd.org
Please contact us for more information on what becoming a supervisor entails or for petition papers if you are interested in running in this election.

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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 this past winter. Kennebec SWCD and partners completed the  project to Sidar shore cmprsddevelop 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.