The RC&D program consists of people working together to help each other. Initiation, sponsorship, planning and implementation of various projects are done locally. The program helps people in rural areas plan and carry out activities that increase conservation of natural resources, support economic development, and enhance the environment and standard of living in local communities. The RC&D Council develops programs and projects in the following areas:
- Land Conservation >>
By encouraging land conservation, the Council will improve soil tilth, reduce soil erosion and help keep sediment out of the water
- Water Conservation >>
Provide for the conservation, use and quality of water, flood mitigation, agricultural water management, and improved water quality.
- Community Development >>
The Council will help create jobs and sponsor job training along with skills development. The Council will help improve or acquire needed community facilities, such as recreation structures, sewage treatment plants, solid waste disposal systems, water systems and roads.
- Land Management >>
Environmental projects improve natural resources for agricultural and other uses, such as tourism, fish and wildlife habitat, and environmental education. Projects may also promote and preserve historical, scenic sites, energy conservation, and producing energy crops.
I. – Supporting Farm Bill Initiatives that save Soil and protect Air Quality
II. – Working To Ensure that Existing Water Resources Are Valued and Protected
III. – Create & Retain Local Jobs And Businesses That Provide A Living Wage
IV. – Turn Local Ideas Into Reality
V. – Promote Northeast Nebraska
VI. – Raise The Awareness Of RC&D’s
VII. – Leading Agriculturally-Based Economic Development while conserving natural resources
VIII. – Promote Ethical Conservation Of Natural Resources