The 2015 Annual Trout Stocking Sale sponsored by the Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District has begun. Pond owners can purchase certified Brook Trout, with the added convenience of a pick-up in Augusta. Brook trout are native in Maine, and can be stocked statewide. You must have a stocking permit to purchase your fish. Permits are $10 for a five-year period and available directly from Inland Fish and Wildlife for any pond you wish to stock. The permit must be obtained before you can get your fish. If you have questions contact the ME Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) at 287-5261 before ordering or check their website at Change for this year: If you hold the permit but someone else is picking up the fish, you need to make sure that person is also identified on the permit. You can have that name added by contacting IF&W. The pick-up date this year will be Monday, May 18th at noon. The pick-up site is the Kennebec District office at 21 Enterprise Drive in North Augusta off Rt. 27. Permits must be presented on the day you pick-up your trout. We need to receive your order by May 13th in order to fill it. A copy of the Trout Sale Order Form can be downloaded from the District’s web site at To receive forms by mail, or to have your name added to the mailing list, please contact Dale at 622-7847 ext. 3, and leave your name and address.
The JD Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves the state of Maine to bring suicide awareness and anti-bullying through awareness and education by providing holistic approaches and helpful tools to individuals who seek support. They will be starting their newest program on Friday, May 15th. This program is called Nature and Nurture Retreat for Women. This retreat is a relaxing, rejuvenating weekend with reiki, guided meditation, reflexology, message therapy, polarity, guided walks and much more. This retreat is all inclusive and is at the low introductory price of $395. For more information, call 876-2295 or visit to pre-register.