Community Interest

Meeting Planned to Provide Input into Federal Conservation Programs

A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will meet at 9:45 a.m., July 26, 2018 at the USDA Service Center, 160 St. Peters Centre Blvd., St. Peters, MO. The working group is comprised primarily of representatives of various local, state and federal agencies with knowledge of natural resource concerns. Specifically, the group will help prioritize selection criteria for NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications in St. Charles and St. Louis counties.

The meeting is open to the public and will include time for comments from residents of the represented county. While final decisions will be made by NRCS leadership, local input is requested. Anyone needing accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact Shawn Keller at (636)922-2833 Ext. 3 seven days prior to the meeting. Please RSVP at (636)922-2833 Ext. 3 if you are planning to attend the meeting. For more information, contact Renee Cook at (636)577-3016.