Working Together to Make a Difference - Earth Team Volunteer Program
Helping People Help the Land
7.22.2011 Working Together to Make a Difference Earth Team Volunteer Program The Earth Team is the volunteer arm of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Earth Team volunteers work side by side with professionals from NRCS, helping protect and conserve the earth's natural resources.
If you are interested in learning more about the Earth Team or volunteering your time, contact your local office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service or soil and water conservation district - Office Locator
Volunteer Opportunity! Volunteers are needed to help with a coastal vegetation project!
Shoreline planting using Smooth Cordgrass, Bitter Panicum, and Roseau Cane
Friday, August 5, 2011 - 8 a.m.
Fontainebleau State Park
Project Objective: To reduce shoreline erosion, protect fragile interior marsh, and create wildlife habitat
Volunteers should wear old clothes and old shoes. This volunteer effort requires planting in knee-high to waist-deep water. Please dress accordingly.
Lunch will be provided by the Bogue Chitto-Pearl River Soil and Water Conservation District.
Partners: Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Notice to Hispanic and/or Women Farmers or Ranchers: Click here if you are a woman or Hispanic farmer and believe you were improperly denied farm loan benefits by USDA between 1981 and 2000. You may be eligible for compensation.
Contact Sarah Clavier today if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity!
Commitment to Equality USDA believes every farmer and rancher should be treated equally and fairly, and we are committed to resolving all cases involving allegations of past discrimination by individuals.
Referral Guide for USDA Settlements and Claims Adjudication Process
Women and Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Claims Adjudication Process If you believe that USDA improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because you are a female or because you are Hispanic, you may be eligible to apply for compensation. To request a claims package by telephone, call 1-888-508-4429. To request a claims package online, please visit www.farmerclaims.gov
Native American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Keepseagle v. Vilsack) If you are a Native American who was denied a farm loan or loan servicing by the USDA between January 1, 1981, and November 24, 1999, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement. To request a claims package by telephone, call: 1-888-233-5506. To request a claims package online, or for more information, please visit: www.indianfarmclass.com
African American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Pigford II) If you are an African American farmer (a) who submitted a request to file a late claim on or between October 13, 1999, and June 18, 2008, under the 1999 USDA settlement in the earlier class action known as Pigford v. Glickman ("Pigford") and (b) who did not receive a merits determination on your discrimination claim, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement. To hear information by telephone, call 1-866-950-5547 or 1-866-472-7826. To find information online, please visit: www.blackfarmercase.com
To find out more about this conservation opportunity and more, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: Office Locator