Kennebec, Knox-Lincoln, and Waldo Soil and 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 Nov. 10 (Kennebec and Lincoln counties) or Nov. 17 (Knox and Waldo counties).

The local work group provides input to assist the agencies 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.

Agricultural producers; private woodland owners; members of environmental or watershed organizations or land trusts; professionals in soil, water, plant, wetland or wildlife sciences; and/or those familiar with agricultural and natural resource concerns in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln or Waldo counties, are invited to join the discussion and refreshments.

This year local meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

– Kennebec/Lincoln, Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Whitefield Fire Station, 24 Townhouse Road.

– Knox/Waldo, Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Searsmont Town Office, 37 Main Street South.

For more information, to attend, or for accommodations, contact the local soil and water conservation district by the Friday before the meeting (Nov. 6 or 13): Kennebec, 622-7847 ext. 3 or dfinseth@kcswcd.org, Knox-Lincoln, 596-2040 or hildy@knox-lincoln.org; or Waldo, 338-1964 ext. 4 or kym.sanderson@me.nacdnet.net.