SLO County Roundup

San Luis Obispo

There will be a public workshop on a conservation plan update for the Irish Hills Natural Reserve at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library community meeting room, 995 Palm St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The purpose of the workshop is to gather public input on issues and opportunities for the new plan, which will incorporate 390 acres recently added to the reserve, and to consider matters such as new trails, environmental enhancement opportunities and wildland fire hazard management, said Neil Havlik, the city’s natural resources manager.

For further information, call 781-7211.

— David Sneed

Cal Poly

Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business will offer free tax preparation assistance for individuals and families with incomes less than $49,000 year.

Appointments will be first-come, first-served Saturdays until March 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which is coordinated by the IRS, all returns are prepared by IRS-certified accounting seniors and are reviewed by local tax practitioners. Forms that will be prepared include 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 540, 540A, 540EZ and some supporting forms.

Spanish-speaking preparers will be available.

Those participating are asked to bring their Social Security card or ITIN number, 2009 tax returns and all 2010 tax-related documents (including child-care expenses), and child-care provider identification number and phone number.

Consultations take place on the second floor of the Business Building (Building 03). For directions, call the bilingual line at 756-2667.

— Julia Hickey