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Local Working Group meeting set to discuss resource concerns

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The Sarasota Soil and Water Conservation District (SSWCD) in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will convene a local working group public meeting to provide guidance and discuss local resource conservation concerns and NRCS programs in Sarasota County.

The SSWCD local working group will meet at the Sarasota Fairgrounds-Ken Clark Auditorium, 3000 Ringling Boulevard on Wednesday August 17th at 6:30 pm.

The local working group includes representatives from cooperating federal, state and local agencies, conservation organizations, and the public to provide local information on natural resources priorities in Sarasota County.

Local farmers, forestland owners and other land users are encouraged to attend and assist with identifying resource concerns and future direction of our conservation efforts. This prioritization will become the foundation on which our future plans and projects can be based.

SSWCD serves as a local coordinator of technical and financial assistance for natural resource problems from all levels of government to private landowners and land users. This meeting is an important step in helping us carry out our mission. Results will be sent to the NRCS state office for consideration in funding and ranking decisions.

For more information contact NRCS District Conservationist Israel Vega. Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities is provided, to request special accommodation(s) contact Israel Vega at least 10 days prior to the date of the meeting.