Knox-Lincoln Conservation District announces 2018 award winners
MIDCOAST — Gail Presley, of Rockland, is this year’s Volunteer of the Year for the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District. She, and several other members of the Midcoast will be honored during the 71st Annual Awards Banquet.
The banquet was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It will now be held Thursday, Nov. 1.
The other honorees are:
Conservation Farm of 2018 - Cooper Funk and Marina Sideris (Camden) of Dooryard Farm
Lifetime Service – William Laflamme (Sidney), Maine DEP (retired)
Special Appreciation – North Nobleboro Community Association
Woodland Stewardship – Dick Koubek (Bremen)
Excellence in Conservation Education – Coral Coombs, Lincolnville Central School; Ferolyn Curtis, South School (Rockland); Pamela Walton, Gilford Butler School (So Thomaston)
The banquet will be held at the renovated Jewell Lodge overlooking Damariscotta Lake at Camp Wavus in Jefferson. The public is invited to attend the evening, to be complemented with good food, good friends, the chance to acknowledge the conservation contributions of Knox and Lincoln residents and – of course – lots of pies! according to a news release.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a cash bar provided by Savage-Oakes Vineyard & Winery and appetizers, followed at 6 p.m. by a dinner buffet - including beef, chicken and vegetarian selections, salads and more – catered by Megunticook Market.
Dessert – PIE! – commences at 7 p.m., along with the chance to learn what the District has been up to this past year and to celebrate your friends and neighbors with whom we have worked to conserve soil & water resources in the district.
Throughout the evening there will be raffle drawings, a chance to meet our supervisors and staff, and to peruse displays highlighting current District projects.