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volunteerism pays off

Recently, Keep Copiah County Beautiful (KCCB) received the Earth Team Group Award award from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The award was for Area 2 in Mississippi, and recognizes active members of the Earth Team Volunteer Program for outstanding service and volunteerism. Pictured on the front row from the left: Kim Palmer, Edna Moody, Elizabeth Chadwick, Linda Phillips, Donis Smith and Nora Berch. Pictured on the back row from the left are: Shirley Sandifer, Bill Russell, Ra

NRCS recognized KCCB’s efforts

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve the country’s natural resources and environment.

“These volunteer groups are involved with NRCS and our Soil and Water District events throughout the year. They include such projects as Experiment Station Fall Fest, Environmental Day for Copiah County 5th graders,  Envirothon Team Competition, poster contest, and the Annual Tree Sale.  Copiah County’s NRCS has around seven to eight events each year in the county,” explained Kimberly Palmer, Copiah County FSA.

 NRCS has nearly 70 years of experience assisting owners of America’s private land with conserving their soil, water, and other natural resources.

Local, state and federal agencies and policy makers rely on NRCS’s expertise. They deliver technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer’s specific needs. Participation in these programs is voluntary. 

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