Penobscot County Local Work Group Meeting January 23, 2018

Penobscot County Local Work Group Meeting

Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 10am

Penobscot County USDA Service Center

1423 Broadway, Bangor, Maine 04401

The meeting will be hosted by the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District. The public is encouraged to attend.

The Local Working Group is composed of those interested in agriculture, private forests, wetlands, and wildlife within Penobscot County. The group provides information, assistance, and recommendations to the District Conservationist of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on local natural resource priorities and criteria for matters relating to the implementation and technical aspects of conservation programs funded under the USDA Farm Bill.

On behalf of the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors, we hope you will be able to attend this meeting.

Part of this meeting will also include a presentation:

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation: Pollinators in Maine Agriculture

NRCS Partner Biologist and Farm Bill Pollinator Conservationist Eric Venturini will give an overview of the Xerces Society, the status of pollinators in Maine, the role of the NRCS in pollinator conservation, and the importance of native pollinators to Maine agriculture.

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