PARIS — The Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District (OCSWCD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invite the public to attend a meeting of the Oxford County USDA Local Working Group from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the USDA Service Center, 17 Olson Road.

The Local Working Group will provide recommendations for the 2019 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to their local USDA –NRCS for: local natural resource priorities, and criteria for conservation activities and programs. Topics of discussion in Oxford County will include Ag Waste, Forestry, Pastureland, Cropland and Wildlife. Other issues and areas of concern can be discussed as well, and a list will be compiled of priorities recognized by this group.

“Your participation in the Local Working Group will help NRCS determine concerns and priorities that are important to the people of Oxford County. This will allow us to allocate technical and financial assistance that is specific to the county,” said Anna Biddle, district conservationist.

For special accommodations to attend the meeting, contact Jean E. Federico by Friday, Nov. 10.

FMI: 207-744-3119, 207-744-3112, 207-744-3116.

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