Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Waldo Soil & Water Conservation District will partner this year to highlight five residential properties and a public park that earned certification through the Conservation Landscape Certification Program. This program was created by Aleta McKeage of Waldo SWCD, and Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln SWCD expanded the program into Knox & Lincoln counties.

On the Sept. 9 bus tour, participants will see landscapes enhanced with native plants, meadowscapes, perennial gardens, pollinator gardens and wildlife habitat features. The air-conditioned motor coach ride will be narrated, snacks served, and participants will have lunch at The Hoot, a gourmet farm-to-table restaurant in Northport.

Preregistration is required by Aug. 30. Cost of the tour is $50 per person (mail-in) and $52 (online) and includes all food and travel. To request more detailed information about the tour or to register, contact Julie at 596-2040,, or register online at