Conservation Districts seek input on programs

Feb 09, 2018

Searsmont — Waldo and Knox County residents with an interest in conservation practices on private agricultural lands and woodlands are invited to participate in a Local Work Group meeting Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Searsmont Town Office, 37 Main St. S.

Based on natural resources concerns, the Local Work Group assists the Natural Resources Conservation Service in making decisions about allocating local funds and implementing conservation programs under the 2014 Farm Bill. The meeting is hosted by NRCS and the Knox and Waldo County conservation districts.

Anyone who is an agricultural producer, private woodland owner, member of an environmental or watershed organization or land trust, a professional in soil, water, plant, wetland or wildlife sciences, and/or are familiar with agricultural and natural resource concerns in Waldo and Knox counties, is invited to participate in the discussion and refreshments.

Those who wish to attend, or who need accommodations to attend, are asked to contact their local soil and water conservation district. In Waldo County, contact kym.sanderson@me.nacdnet.net or 218-5311; in Knox County, hildy@knox-lincoln.org or 596-2040.

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