Local Working Group along with Knox-Lincoln and Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation Districts

USDA funding for Knox, Waldo counties: How should money be spent?

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SEARSMONT — On Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 1 - 3 p.m., Knox-Lincoln and Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), in cooperation with the Belfast Field Office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will host a meeting of the Local Working Group for Knox and Waldo counties at the Searsmont Town Office.

Taking into account local resource concerns, the Local Working Group will make recommendations to NRCS on how to spend local funds provided by the USDA Farm Bill Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQUIP) for conservation practices on private lands in FY 2021.

If you are 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 are familiar with agricultural and natural resource concerns in Knox or Waldo counties, SWCD invites you 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 if you would like to attend, visit www.knox-lincoln.org/LWG, or contact Hildy at 596-2040, hildy@knox-lincoln.org; or Jenny at 218-5311, jenny.jurdak@me.nacdnet.net.

USDA and SWCDs are equal opportunity providers, employers, and lenders.


Event Date: 

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

Searsmont Town Office


37 Main Street South
Searsmont  Maine
United States