County input sought for natural resource concerns

Aug. 14, 2010 at 3:14 a.m.

The Victoria Soil and Water Conservation District and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service will hold a local work group meeting/listening session for anyone interested in agriculture or conservation at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from a broad range of local agencies, organizations, businesses and people who have an interest in natural resource conditions and needs in Victoria County.

Attendees can also learn about federal and state programs that provide technical and financial assistance for conservation planning, learn the difference between conservation plans and Environmental Quality Incentive Program contracts, and about the programs that were implemented in 2010 in Victoria County.

Those who farm, ranch, professionals representing agricultural and natural resource interests, and people representing a variety of disciplines in the soil, water, wetland, plant, forestry, and wildlife sciences who are familiar with agricultural and natural resource issues in the local community are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call the USDA-NRCS office in Victoria at 361- 576-1129 Ext. 3. NRCS office locations and program information can be found on the Texas NRCS Web site at USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

People with disabilities who require special accommodations and/or alternative means for communication of program information such as Braille, large print, audiotape, associated with this meeting should contact Leroy Mikeska at 361-576-1129 Ext. 3 prior to the meeting.



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