Letter to the editor: Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation board

Congratulations to conservation award winners and thank you to sponsors, attendees

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 8:15pm

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) would like to congratulate all individuals who were honored Thursday, Nov 6, 2019 at the Knox-Lincoln SWCD 72nd Annual Awards Banquet at Camp Wavus in Jefferson. District friends, partners and the public were invited to celebrate the conservation contributions of Knox and Lincoln county residents and learn about district activities throughout the year.  

This year we recognized the following conservationists for their contributions: 

  • Conservation Farm of 2019: Tony & Marianne Marple of High Meadow Farm, Whitefield
  • Distinguished Professional Service Award: David Rocque, State Soil Scientist
  • Excellence in Forestry Practices Award: CTL Land Management Services, Inc, Whitefield – Gavin Mclain and Kyle Overlook
  • Volunteer of the Year: Kristi Niedermann, Cushing 


This year several local businesses sponsored our Annual Banquet, which allowed us to keep this event affordable to our participants. We are grateful for the following sponsors: The First National Bank, Viking Inc, ReVision Energy, Sasanoa Brewing, N.C. Hunt Lumber, Camden National Bank, Damariscotta Bank & Trust, Brooks Trap Mill and Mid-Maine Forestry.

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 individuals and local businesses, who generously donated prizes: Ames True Value Hardware Supply, Hildy Ellis, Fireside Pottery, Fresh Off the Farm, Midcoast Conservancy, Mystic Woodworks, Plants Unlimited, Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery, and Warren True Value.

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