Events & Reminders

Forestry and Foliage Walk and Talk

Date: October 8, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Merryspring Nature Center located at 30 Conway Road, Camden
Contact: Julie Sells 207-596-2040

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (KLSWCD) is pleased to offer a Forestry and Foliage Walk and Talk on October 8 from 10:00 am to noon. Join KLSWCD at Merryspring Nature Center located at 30 Conway Road, Camden as we walk the many forested trails in autumn. Alyssa Gregory, forester with the Maine Forest Service, will identify the various tree species, Joseph Roy, wildlife biologist with the Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife will educate us on best practices to create a healthy habitat, and Louisa Crane, MCC Americorps volunteer, will share her experience working with invasive plant species on the property. All three speakers have much information to share, and this event is not to be missed. Please arrive a few minutes early as we want to cover as much material as possible in two hours. Both Rebecca Jacobs, Program Manager at KLSWCD and Brett Willard, Program Director at Merryspring Nature Center will be on hand to discuss upcoming programs and answer any questions. We will follow the Maine CDC regarding mask requirements. Space is limited; registration for this free event is greatly appreciated. Please register at or call 596-2040.

Woodland Owner Appreciation Day

Date: October 2, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location: Naples
Contact: (207) 647-8580.

Do you own forested property in the Sebago Lake Watershed? Then the Lakes Environmental Association, Portland Water District, and Sebago Clean Waters would like to work with you to help keep your forested land for years to come. We hope you can attend our third Woodland Owner Appreciation Day. it is free because we are grateful for you and your forested land. Join us and let us know why you love your woods!

This fun and educational day will include: Mingling with other landowners

Lunch provided by Good Life Market

Walking and talking with foresters, biologist, and conservationists

Enjoying a beer or two made with Sebago Lake water

Hearing landowner testimonial about unique management strategies

Drawing for free raffle prizes!

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Forest Management - The Benefits to Wildlife Habitat - Walking Tour

Date: October 1, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location: Gene Letourneau (Frye Mountain) Wildlife Management Area in Montville, ME
Contact: Joseph Roy- MDIFW Private Lands Wildlife Biologist 207-592-3344

If you are landowner and have ever wondered what you can do to help wildlife on your property. Or wondered if you are doing the right thing with your forested land. Well then this interactive tour might be a good place to start. Please join us for an interactive tour to learn first-hand what forest management can do to benefit wildlife habitats. We will look at several examples at this wildlife management area and highlight work that has been done over the past 50 years. Our professional staff will bring you to various treatment sites highlighting the successes of the management plan, as well as discuss forest and wildlife management techniques. We will also talk about how you can incorporate similar principals into your management plans and on your property. This event is co-hosted by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, The Maine Forest Service, The Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Forest Stewards Guild.

What to bring: Dress for the weather, wear shoes or hiking boots for walking on dirt roads, paths, some uneven terrain, or around small woody debris. We will drive on dirt roads between sites but get out and explore and learn at each location. Pack a lunch and snacks Bring plenty of water Sunscreen and bug spray A notebook or camera to help you take notes