“Communities know what communities need” sums up the philosophy of Resource
Conservation and Development Councils. Each local council establishes policies
and develops projects to address local needs.
Activities and projects fall primarily into five categories:
- Natural Resources Improvement
- Recreation and Tourism
- Economic Development
- Community Improvement
Each Council’s sponsoring organizations make a small annual contribution to help defray expenses, but the bulk of projects funding comes from a variety of public and private organizations as well as individual donations. RC&D Councils work extensively with other area organizations and agencies to accomplish common goals.
RC&D Councils’ main goal is to empower rural communities to develop. These organizations have helped communities build public facilities, coordinate educational seminars, encourage alternative livestock production, re-establish vineyards, add value to forestry products, promote outdoor tourism, develop unique attractions, and help keep water safe for future generations.