On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m., Knox-Lincoln and Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation Districts, in cooperation with the Belfast Field Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a meeting of the Local Working Group for Knox and Waldo counties at the Union Town Office, 567 Common Road, Union.

Taking into account local resource concerns, the Local Working Group will make recommendations to NRCS on how to spend USDA Farm Bill funds for conservation practices on private lands in Fiscal Year 2020.

Anyone who is an agricultural producer; forester, logger or private woodland owner; member of an environmental or watershed organization or land trust; knowledgeable in soil, water, plant, wetland or wildlife sciences; and/or familiar with agricultural and natural resource concerns in Knox or Waldo counties is invited to attend this meeting to help 1) identify and prioritize conservation concerns in the districts, and 2) recommend how local funds for USDA conservation programs will be distributed by NRCS to alleviate problems.

For more information or to attend, visit knox-lincoln.org/LWG, or contact Julie at 596-2040 or julie@knox-lincoln.org, or Jenny at 338-1964 or rjrc81@gmail.com.

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