The New England Association of Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) consists of 15 RC&D Councils in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Each RC&D Council is organized and directed by local people to meet local needs.
Resource Conservation and Development Councils play an important role in the conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources. RC&D Councils work to improve the general level of economic activity and to enhance the environment and standard of living in all communities. Councils provide a system of rural development to encourage the wise use of natural resources, and improve the quality of life in America. RC&D is a unique program that is led by local volunteer councils who work together to plan and carry out activities that will make their areas a better place to live.
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FROM THE NATIONAL OFFICE
Calendar Year 2012 Data Collection on 2011 RC&D Council Projects
Over the past week the NARC&DC has received some great project information and celebratory stories representing the great achievements that RC&D Councils are accomplishing and highlighting for RC&D Week. However, since the cut in Congressional funding in April of 2011, USDA NRCS has not had sufficient funds to collect critical data about the RC&D Program or activities of local RC&D Councils. The information NRCS had gathered was invaluable to us in telling our story with measureable results. However, since USDA NRCS is no longer collecting this information; the NARC&DC needs to step in and collect the data ourselves.
We have created a simple survey to collect the facts and figures to best tell the RC&D Council story. We hope this survey is simple enough for all RC&D Councils to complete. The survey should take less than five minutes to fill out, with some additional time needed to compile and summarize your project data. We thank you in advance for your help in promoting the RC&D Program and RC&D Councils Nationwide.
Please complete the survey by December 15, 2012, so we may use the figures in 2013.
Thank you for your help!
National Dues requests are being sent to your RC&D Councils via email. If your Council has not received a request, please let the National Office know. Details about membership are online at their webpage featuring your name at http://narcdc.org/our-members.html. They have been very busy in 2012 working hard to provide our member RC&D Councils with grants, fundraising opportunities, trainings and more exposure with various funders both public and private. They also have strived to keep RC&D Councils in touch with one another across the Nation while highlighting the continued success of RC&D Councils after a loss of federal funding in 2011.