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Idaho Earth Team Volunteers

National Volunteers Week is April 15-21, 2018

 

Conservation Volunteers Honored During National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is April 15-21, 2018

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is celebrating National Volunteer Week April 15-21 by thanking and honoring its Earth Team volunteers for their service to conservation.

“Volunteers work closely with our staff, and they play an important role in our state’s conservation work,” said Jerry Raynor, Acting Idaho State Conservationist. “We are very grateful for the help.”

Earth Team is a program that partners volunteers with NRCS employees. It was created in 1985 and offers many opportunities to individuals 14 and older who are interested in volunteering to improve the nation’s natural resources. Earth Team volunteers help NRCS conservationists provide private landowners and others a range of services from conservation technical assistance to teaching and generating awareness about conservation through community projects.

Earth Team Volunteers allow NRCS to stretch available resources and help put additional conservation practices on the ground. Volunteer efforts help improve land and wildlife habitat and contribute to cleaner water and air for everyone.

In Idaho, in the past year, 14 individual Earth Team volunteers chose to work with us.  They believe in NRCS and what the agency is doing to help the environment.  In total, they contributed 957 hours helping Idaho NRCS and our partners with our critical conservation work.

For more information in Idaho, contact one of the Earth Team Coordinators, or to learn more about the Earth Team Volunteer Program from the National Office online at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/earthteam. For more information on NRCS visit www.nrcs.usda.gov.