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Earth Team Volunteers

They are Making a Difference in California!

What is the Earth Team?

In 1981, Congress authorized the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly the Soil Conservation Service, to accept volunteers to increase soil and water conservation efforts, and to do this by working closely with Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

In California, the Earth Team is a growing volunteer workforce making a difference. The concept of Earth Team includes not only volunteers, but also NRCS staff and Resource Conservation Districts. The mission of the Earth Team is to provide an effective volunteer workforce within NRCS to help people conserve, improve and sustain our resources and environment.

Volunteers can help expand efforts in soil and water conservation. Anyone 14 years or older and interested in saving our precious soil and water can join the Earth Team. Volunteers may work part-time, full-time, outdoors or in an NRCS office.

Earth Team Spotlight

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What Can You Do?

Earth Team Volunteers help on the Land, in the Community and in the Office.

 

On the Land

In the Community

In the Office

  • Soil Mapping

  • Surveying

  • Water Sampling

  • Establishing Wildlife Habitat

  • Native Grass Seeding

  • Resource Inventories

  • Conservation
    Practice Layout

  • Planting Trees

  • Conservation Planning

  • Photography

  • Conservation Education

  • Writing

  • Special Tours & Fairs

  • Conservation
    Youth Groups

  • Outdoor Classrooms & Nature Areas

  • Public Speaking

  • Drafting

  • Computer Data Entry

  • Map Interpretations

  • Typing

  • Telephoning

  • Editing

  • Reception

  • Filing

For more Earth Team program information, contact your nearest coordinator. Map of CA Office Locations

 

Title

Name

Address/Phone Number

E-mail Address

State Coordinator

Wendy Krehbiel

100 Sunrise Blvd., Suite B
Colusa, CA 95932-3246
(530) 458-2931, ex. 114

Wendy.Krehbiel@ca.usda.gov

State Office Coordinator

Christine Chavez

430 G Street, #4164
Davis, CA 95616-4164
(530) 792-5695

Christine.Chavez@ca.usda.gov

Area 1 Coordinator
 

Carrie Nicolls

1313 S. Main St., Space H
Weaverville, CA 96093-1450
(530) 784-2032

Carrie.Nicolls@ca.usda.gov

Area 2/PMC Coordinator

 

Sonya Miller

7585 S. Longe St., Suite 100
Stockton, CA 95206-3922
(209) 235-5260

Sonya.Miller@ca.usda.gov

Area 3 Coordinator
 

Genett Carstensen

3530 W. Orchard Court
Visalia, CA 93277-7055
(559) 754-3145

Genett.Carstensen@ca.usda.gov

Area 4 Coordinator
 

Holly Shiralipour


15415 W. Sand St., #103
Victorville, CA 92392-2917
Phone: (760) 843-6882, ex. 106

Holly.Shiralipour@ca.usda.gov

For more information on the Earth Team Volunteer Program, visit the National NRCS Earth Team Volunteers Web site.

 

Updated: 04/06/18