Resource Conservation and Development
The RC&D areas were established in the Agriculture Act of 1962 to provide a program that empowers local citizens to develop and carry out an action- oriented plan for the social, economic, and environmental enrichment of their communities.
The RC&D council is the heart of the RC&D concept. The council is a sponsorship-based, granting nonprofit entity that is established and run by volunteers to carry out the mission of the RC&D. The council is composed of members who are key community leaders in land conservation, water management, environmental enhancement, and community development. There is a steering committee and action team to implement the “Area Plan,” a community-driven strategic long-range plan to improve the quality of life in the communities in the RC&D area.
The RC&D council board members act as the governing body who serve the counties of the area. They need to be action-oriented volunteers and leaders that help to address the needs in the community through good planning and project implementation. In this, “make it happen” style, the board also periodically evaluates its progress on the Area Plan and gathers input from the community.
Welcome to the Mid-South RC&D Council
The purpose of our volunteer organization is to provide the local leadership required for developing and carrying out a plan for conservation, improvement and development of our region. We promote wise use of natural and human resources thereby improving economic opportunities and the general well being of all the people in the Mid-South Resource Conservation and Development Council area. Our region includes Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties. When neighbors help neighbors we believe the whole world will be a better place.
The Mission of Mid-South RC&D is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of our communities by enhancing our human and natural resources through education and involvement in response to the needs in our Region.
Mid-South is a community-driven collaboration of many partners; the communication and hard work between all these pieces make it work. The local, state and national RC&D network is a powerful way to help people change communities for the better. Get involved with your local RC&D Council and become a game changer!
RC&D in Alabama depends on the leadership abilities and unique skills within the communities it serves. That is why so many worthwhile projects have been undertaken and accomplished throughout the state. A significant accomplishment of RC&D is the rekindling of community spirit. There are so many ways to describe RC&D; however it is basically people doing things for other people. In essence, it is local people identifying their problems and opportunities and dealing with them with a little help from the government and from others.
The RC&D Councils in Alabama are proud of their accomplishments, but there is much yet to do to make our communities a better place to live. The Association is dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and developing the state’s natural and human resources.