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National Volunteers Week is April 10-16, 2016

NRCS thanks the many volunteers who have given their time and talents to helping us conserve our natural resources.

The Earth Team is NRCS’ volunteer workforce that is making a difference in every county in the nation. NRCS works with private landowners to improve soil quality, conserve water, improve air quality and enhance wildlife habitat.Earth Team volunteers work side-by-side with conservation professionals and are an integral part of the conservation partnership.

Earth Team offers many opportunities for people who are interested in volunteering to improve the nation’s natural resources. People who are 14-years-old and older can volunteer. Volunteers can work part-time or full-time, work outdoors or inside a local NRCS office, individually or as a group.

Volunteers are making a difference in communities across the United States. In fiscal year 2015, volunteers in Washington State donated over 634 hours of their time in support of conservation efforts.

Everyone who serves on the Earth Team plays an important role in keeping NRCS’ long-standing commitment to working with people to protect and conserve natural resources.

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