letter to the editor

Congratulations to Knox-Lincoln SWCD award winners

Mon, 12/21/2020 - 3:15pm

Dear Editor:

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) would like to congratulate all individuals who were honored Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Knox-Lincoln SWCD 73rd annual Awards Celebration held online. District friends, partners and the public were invited to celebrate the conservation contributions of Knox and Lincoln county residents and hear Distinguished University of Maine Professor at the Climate Change Institute & School of Forest Resources Professor Ivan Fernandez speak on “Climate Change in Maine and a Way Forward.” Videos of all presentations are accessible on our website: http://www.knox-lincoln.org/annual-banquet/

This year we recognized the following conservationists for their contributions:

Conservation Farm of 2020: Andrea and Allan Smith of Brae Maple Farm, Union

Promoting Awareness & Management of Invasive Plants in Maine: Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist, Maine Natural Areas Program 

Promoting Water Quality in the Lower Sheepscot River Watershed: Sue Mello, Natural Resources Program Manager, Boothbay Region Water District

This year several local businesses sponsored our Annual Celebration, which allowed us to transition to an online platform. We are grateful for the following sponsors: Sasanoa Brewing, Union Farm Equipment, Mid-Maine Forestry and Moose Crossing Garden Center.

Knox-Lincoln SWCD offers educational programming for students and adults, technical services, a spring plant and conservation supply sale and retains historic aerial photos of our region. Along with congratulating our conservation award winners, the evening included a raffle as one of our yearly fundraisers. We appreciate the following local businesses, who generously donated prizes: Midcoast Conservancy, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Mystic Woodworks, ReVision Energy and Sasanoa Brewing.

Thank you to all who attended our awards banquet and contributed to conservation efforts over the year.

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District

Board of Supervisors & Staff