Knox-Lincoln and Waldo Soil & Water Conservation Districts, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, invite all local residents with an interest in conservation practices on private agricultural lands and woodlands to participate in a Local Work Group meeting at the Searsmont Town Office, 37 Main St. South, Nov. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Local Work Group provides input to assist USDA-NRCS in making decisions – based on natural resource concerns – on the allocation of local funds for the implementation of conservation programs under the 2014 Farm Bill. Those who should attend include agricultural producers; private woodland owners; members of environmental or watershed organizations and land trusts; professionals in soil, water, plant, wetland or wildlife sciences; and those familiar with agricultural and natural resource concerns in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, or Waldo counties. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, or to arrange accommodations to attend, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD at Knox-Lincoln, 596-2040 or; or Waldo SWCD at 338-1964 x4 or by Friday, Nov. 13.