November 14, 2019

Local Working Group

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NRCS Field Office

474 Bucksport Rd. Ellsworth

Light Refreshments Will Be Provided.

Please Register – Contact Information Below

Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District will host their annual Local Working Group meeting to discuss and obtain feedback on agricultural and forestry conservation priorities for Hancock County on Thurs., November 14, 2019, from 5:00  p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field office, 474 Bucksport Rd., Ellsworth. 

The meeting is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be provided.

The Local Working Group meetings are a joint effort by the HCSWCD and the USDA to engage participants in the conservation process for Hancock County.  Meetings provide input to the District Conservationist of USDA NRCS on local natural resource priorities and criteria for conservation activities and programs related to agriculture and forestry.  

HCSWCD’s Chair, Kate Mrozicki, will introduce Chris Phinney, District Conservationist with the Hancock County NRCS Field Office. Chris will be available to answer questions about available funding and technical assistance for water quality and conservation efforts.  Kate will provide information on the District’s new Strategic Plan.

Agricultural producers, private forest landowners, and other interested members of the public are invited to attend.  Though not required, please register, or if you have questions contact Administrative Associate Judy Tucker at the Hancock County SWCD at 207-667-8663 or  Persons with disabilities who require accommodations please contact Judy by November 7.

Hancock County SWCD is a non-profit organization that provides local conservation leadership, encourages best practices, and helps to plan and implement voluntary programs.  The District works alongside willing landowners to implement incentive-based voluntary conservation practices to conserve clean water and healthy soil.  District programs focus on polluted runoff, habitat restoration, citizen science, and education.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that provides conservation technical assistance to farmers, private landowners, conservation districts, tribes, and other organizations.   

USDA and the Hancock County SWCD are equal opportunity providers, employers, and lenders.