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Earth Team award

Earth Team award

Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:00 pm

Earth Team award | Boy Scout Troop 55, Earth Team Volunteer Group award, Tennessee Association of Conservation District

EARTH TEAM — Boy Scout Troop 55 from Union City was recently awarded the Earth Team Volunteer Group award during the Tennessee Association of Conservation District’s Annual Convention. This award recognizes a group for volunteer efforts made to promote soil and water conservation. Among those in attendance were (seated, from left) Austin Kessel, NRCS State Conservationist Kevin Brown, (standing) Scoutmaster Shea Riley III, Will Shea Riley, Taj Reid, Garrett Hay, Austin Dale Jefferson, assistant Scoutmaster Jeff Hay and Will Harris. The Scouts and their leaders logged a combined 28 hours of volunteer time planting a mixture of 400 trees to establish a wildlife habitat on a local landowner’s farm. The project was done with funding through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on a Bobwhite Quail project. In 2011, Earth Team Volunteers in Tennessee logged more than 11,000 hours of time. “Anyone can become an Earth Team Volunteer. All you need is the will and interest in maintaining or enhancing one of our many resources,” a spokesman said. For questions about these programs, contact the Union City USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service or your local USDA Service Center.

Published in The Messenger 4.10.12

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