WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

  • USDA Local Working Group to Meet in Searsmont, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Searsmont Town Office, 37 Main Street South. Knox and Waldo county conservation districts, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, invite the public to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Local Workng Group meeting to give recommendations for the 2021 Environmental Quality Incentives Program for local natural resource priorities and criteria for conservation activities and programs. Refreshments will be provided.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7:

  • Free Repair Cafe in Belfast, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Belfast Fiberarts, 171 High Street. A team of tinkerers will be on hand to fix small electrical appliances and mend clothing. It’s hosted by nonprofit Belfast Community Works.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9:

  • Info Session on Farmland and Tree Growth Property Tax Programs, and update on commercial solar development on farmland, at Belfast Free Library from 6 to 8 p.m. For farm and woodlot owners and municipal reps in the area. Free and open to everyone. Refreshments served. RSVP: MaineFarmlandTrust.org.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

  • Local Working Group to Meet at Whitefield Fire & Rescue Building, 26 Townhouse Road, from 10 a.m. to noon. Knox-Lincoln and Kennebec county conservation districts, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, invite the public to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Local Working Group meeting to give recommendations for how to spend USDA Farm Bill funds for conservation practies on private lands. For more info: knox-lincoln.org.

COMING UP:

  • Browntail Moth 101 at Camden Public Library, Thursday, December 12, at 7 p.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust presents a talk about the invasive forest pest that continies to expand its range in Maine, bringing with it human health impacts. Tom Schmeelk, an entomologist with Maine Forest Service, will discuss the moth’s biology, history in Maine, current range and areas at risk.