Press Release

USDA Local Working Group to determine Hancock County Natural Resource priorities

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Hancock County USDA Local Working Group will meet to-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 194 Main St., Suite 202. The meeting is open to the public.

Local Working Groups provide recommendations to the District Conservationist of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service on local natural resource priorities and criteria for conservation activities and programs. Topics of discussion will include USDA Farm Bill EQIP program ranking and funding selection and allocations, and EQIP conservation practice reviews and limitations.

For information, call Megan Facciolo at the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District at 207-667-8663. The meeting room is located on the second floor with no access to an elevator. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in the meeting should call Facciolo by Wednesday, Jan. 9.