ROBSTOWN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas’ and the Nueces Soil and Water Conservation District cordially invite the public to attend their 2013 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting at 9:30 a.m. on August 5, 2013.

The purpose of this annual LWG meeting is to set local conservation priorities and bring conservation stakeholders together to discuss conservation topics and issues relevant to helping Nueces County farmers and ranchers better conserve on-farm natural resources.

The agenda of the meeting is to update attendees on recent conservation efforts and to collect public input to help guide future conservation activities. Through regular identification of conservation opportunities, effective Farm Bill investment can continue to benefit Nueces County. Farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and others interested in obtaining Federal technical and financial assistance to improve private land in Nueces County are invited to participate.

For more information, please contact John L. Freeman Jr., district conservationist, at (361) 387-2533 Ext-3. For more information, visit the NRCS Web site at