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Alabama NRCS Received Resolutions from Alabama Legislature

AUBURN, Ala., May 24, 2010

 

NRCS received 75th Anniversary Resolutions from legislature.
l-r: Noopie Cosby; Representative Mike Hubbard; NRCS State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett; Chambers County District Supervisor George Robinson, Jr; Senator Ted Little; and LaFaye Dellinger, Mayor of Smiths Station.

On Friday, May 14, 2010, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was presented two framed resolutions from the Alabama Legislature for 75 years of “Helping People Help the Land.”

Senator Ted Little and Representative Mike Hubbard attended the Lee County Water Festival at Haley Center on the Auburn University campus to make the presentations to the NRCS State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett. Riley presented resolutions from the House and Senate, and Hubbard presented a joint resolution signed by Governor Riley.

The resolutions noted the importance of the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the agency and of NRCS partnering with the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee and Conservation Districts to preserve and protect soil, water, and related resources on private lands in Alabama.

Originally established by Congress in 1935 as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), NRCS has expanded to become a conservation leader for all natural resources, ensuring private lands are conserved, restored, and more resilient to environmental challenges, like climate change.

NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.

The agency succeeds through partnerships, working closely with individual farmers and ranchers, landowners, local conservation districts, government agencies, Tribes, Earth Team volunteers and many other individuals and groups that care about the quality of America’s natural resources.