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Conservation... Our Purpose. Our Passion.

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The purpose and passion for conservation is shared among many. It is shared between NRCS employees and partners who help people help the land. And it is shared by the landowners with whom we work. Our passion is manifested through the benefits derived from stewardship of private lands—benefits we all enjoy, such as cleaner water and air, improved soils and abundant wildlife habitat.

Learn about our stories, the stories of conservation made possible through a shared purpose, a shared passion and a shared commitment to conservation.

Meet Washington's Featured Customers

Conservation...Our Purpose. Our Passion Washington custome Erica Garcia pictured in her apple orchard.

Meet the Garcia Family!

The Garcia family of Yakima was among eight, nationally featured customers, who were chosen to represent the diversity of NRCS landowner-partners in its new "Conservation... Our purpose. Our passion." campaign.

Featured Customer: Erica Garcia

"Yakima orchardist finds new career, conservation efforts "very rewarding" "

Rene and Carmen Garcia and family, began their careers as field workers more than 30 years ago, now own and operate G&G Orchards, Washington’s only Hispanic-owned grower/packer operation.

Featured Customers: Rene and Carmen Garcia

"Stewardship, Mexican President’s visit top farm family’s business achievements"

Other Featured Customers in Washington...

Once an area that grew only mounting piles of spoils from an ore mill, John Hamilton’s pond and wetland area now grows a variety of plants and wildlife.
Vision, dedication and conservation transform eyesore into wildlife utopia

Spokane Tribe Biologist David Wood and NRCS District Conservationist Dave Kreft examine a recent planting of native grasses. These plantings will help fend off invasive species and establish sharp-tail grouse habitat.
Beauty belies the weeds: Spokane Tribe, NRCS work to restore native habitat

Bringing a Purpose and Passion to work

Meet Washington's Featured Employees
Meet Washington's Featured Volunteers

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