This year’s Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Fall Conservation Bus Tour puts the spotlight on four locations in Lincoln County, each of which highlights local conservation projects and activities: Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association in Jefferson, Morris Farm in Wiscasset, Dragonfly Cove Farm in Dresden, and the home of Jean and Dick Vose in Nobleboro.

Visitors will see conservation practices that protect lake water quality, visit a working dairy farm and one specializing in goat products, see a newly completed on-farm composting facility, and visit a backyard apiary complete with a garden just for pollinators.

Between stops, relax and take in the pastoral landscapes of Lincoln County – as well as muffins and coffee or tea – from the comfort of a climate-controlled, luxury coach.

USDA/NRCS Conservationist Mary E. Thompson and Knox-Lincoln SWCD staff Hildy Ellis and Rebecca Jacobs will provide insights and answer questions about conservation and agricultural activities while the group drives past local farms, lakes, mountains and blueberry fields during the height of fall foliage season.

Pre-registration is required and seats fill up quickly. Cost of the tour is $30 per person and includes all food and travel from the District office on Route 90 in Warren. The bus will depart at 8:15 a.m. and return around 4 p.m.

To request more information, a registration form, or to register for the tour, get in touch with District Coordinator Hildy Ellis at 273-2005 x101, hildy@knox-lincoln.org, or visit knox-lincoln.org.