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.
Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control:
Conservation Biological Control Short Course
Thursday, November 30th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
In this full-day Conservation Biological Control short course, learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.
Click here for the full agenda and more information about the course.
Registration is $45 per person.
Registrants will receive the Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Toolkit which includes Xerces’ book, Farming With Native Beneficial Insects, as well as habitat management guidelines and relevant USDA-NRCS and extension publications.
Lunch is not included. Please plan on bringing a sack lunch with you to the course.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
email@example.com or (855) 232-6639 ext. 126.
Persons desiring to run for the office of District Supervisor for the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District should contact the District Office at 1423 Broadway, Suite #2, Bangor, ME 04401, telephone (207) 947-6622 to obtain nomination papers. Nomination papers must be received at the District Office no later than November 16, 2017. Persons wishing to vote (ballots are mailed to cooperators) in the election of District Supervisor must contact the District in order to receive a ballot.
Persons who desire to run for office of Supervisor must be a resident registered voter residing within the boundaries of the District All registered voters residing within the boundaries of the District residents are eligible to vote. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the District.
The Big Tree Contest is going on NOW! May 15th – September 15th. We still have native trees that haven’t had a nomination yet! So get out and start looking for those big trees. Nomination form is provided below. Just send them in to the district office @ 1423 Broadway, Suite 2, Bangor, ME 04401.
Penobscot County Soil & Water Conservation District
1423 Broadway, Suite 2
Bangor, ME 04401
947-6622 Ext. 3
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