During National Volunteer Week, the Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service celebrates the extraordinary service Earth Team Volunteers provide to Ohio residents and the environment. This is a time to say thank you for being an Earth Team volunteer and a valued member of the conservation team!
The NRCS theme for this year's National Volunteer Week is “Volunteers Improve Today for Tomorrow” and there is a lot to celebrate!
Good progress has been made to improve Ohio's natural resources. Earth Team volunteers have been very involved in many conservation projects across Ohio. In 2014, Ohio’s Earth Team Volunteers worked 38,285 hours doing things like collecting soil samples, identifying invasive species, creating videos, interviewing conservation customers, and educating people about conservation in their communities at a variety of events. In Columbus alone, Earth Team Volunteers planted, harvested, and donated fresh produce to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank from a USDA People’s Garden and installed wetland plants at a Metro Park. Their dedication and passion reflect great credit upon the Earth Team Volunteers and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Please join with us in celebrating National Volunteer Week as we enjoy the conservation contributions that Ohio’s Earth Team volunteers make every day.
Future National Volunteer Week Dates: 2016 National Volunteer Week - April 10-17 2017 National Volunteer Week - April 23-30