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Oct 22

Shoreline Buffers for Water Quality

Tuesday, October 22 –

Event Time: 3-5pm

Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust
3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta

Whether you are building a “living fence” along your property or your aim is to improve water quality by reducing erosion and run-off along your waterfront, Hildy Ellis of Knox-Lincoln SWCD will show you why a buffer is what you need! Vegetated buffers absorb water and nutrients (like phosphorous) and trap excess soil to reduce sedimentation, pollution and algae blooms. Buffers also provide wildlife habitat and mimic natural systems to create a dynamic landscape to enjoy in all seasons. Runoff from gravel roads and shoreland homesites is the Number 1 cause of lake, pond and stream pollution in the state of Maine. This slide presentation will demonstrate how landowners can improve their homesites and water quality with a vegetated buffer of native plants.
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About Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District

893 West Street
Rockport, ME 04856

Our mission is to provide assistance in conservation of land & water resources ro our community through proactive efforts, actions & education. We offer environmental & agricultural education for children & adults; Annual Spring Plant & Compost Bin Sale, Conservation Farm Tour; Technical assistance for invasive species ID & management, erosion control & buffer plantings…and more.

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