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Volunteer becomes "Butterfly Lady" of Texas

Kathy Saunders and Pat CrowleyWhen Pat Crowley, Texas Earth Team volunteer, is seen by kids at the store, they say, "Hi Butterfly Lady", find out why!  Learn More






Earth Team Volunteer Becomes Employee

South Dakota NRCS employee Lander LeggeA fellow classmate at Western Dakota Tech told Lander Legge about Earth Team and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and over 1,000 volunteer hours later, he became an employee. (Learn more).






Reporter, Publisher, Teacher, Acupuncturist turns Extraordinary Volunteer

Jae Lee-Kevin Kang-Home PageA little over a year ago a group of Korean farmers were gathered together near Victorville, Calif. with a goal of possibly forming a cooperative, that is when a great meeting happened. (Learn more)





From the stars to the soil…
Earth Team volunteer gives voice to living and life-giving resource

Now airing throughout the country, several television public service ads featuring Dr. Laura Danly, are helping viewers better understand humanity's “universal connection” with healthy soil.As someone who has spent her adult life studying the great mysteries of our universe, it may come as a surprise that astronomer Dr. Laura Danly is also captivated by the mysteries of something much closer to home – our living and life-giving soil. Learn more




North Dakota Earth Team Volunteer Leona StenNorth Dakota Earth Team Volunteer, Leona Sten, details her volunteering experience in farewell letter to NRCS. Learn more (472 KB)





Young Volunteer Makes Big Impact at Plant Materials Center

Idaho Earth Team volunteer Nathaniel TilleyConservation is a passion for 15-year-old Nathaniel Tilley. As soon as he was eligible to become an Earth Team volunteer, he had his father Derek Tilley, NRCS Plant Materials Center  Director in Aberdeen, Idaho, to sign him up. Learn More (868 KB)



Master Black Belt Assists with Earth Team Planning

Earth Team volunteer Tim JacksonEarth Team volunteer Tim Jackson, recently used his skills to help guide NRCS’ National Earth Team and the agency’s Communication Support Center through their strategic planning process. Learn More (381 KB)



My Experience as a Minnesota Earth Team Volunteer

Earth Team Coordinator Julie MacSwain and volunteer Ryan McKeeWhen Ryan McKee finished his school year at Concordia College in St. Paul, the celebration was the opportunity to volunteer for the NRCS’ Earth Team. Learn More (479 KB)



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