Today is Earth Day. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been honoring individuals all this week from all walks of life who volunteer for Earth Team.
Earth Team volunteers help NRCS and districts carry out their conservation mission. The program allows NRCS to stretch available resources by partnering volunteers with employees to provide a wide range of services to private landowners and the public. Those activities can include conservation technical assistance, office support, teaching and generating awareness about conservation through community projects.
The Earth Team volunteer program helps participants expand their skills and knowledge through community projects. The program also offers participants community service hours, earned academic credit and an unpaid internship in federal service.
More information can be found on the NRCS Earth Team webpage, including details on how to sign up for volunteer opportunities in your community.