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Resource Conservation and Development is a unique program aimed to protect natural resources and improve the standard of living.

The Post Oak Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program

The Post Oak RC&D is a 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit organization that serves Brazos, Burleson, Freestone, Grimes, Lee, Leon, Madison, Robertson, Waller, and Washington counties.  

Post Oak Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program
 

What is Post Oak Resource Conservation and Development?

Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) is a unique program that is led by local volunteer councils that help people care for and protect their natural resources in a way that improves the local economy, environment, and standard of living.  RC&D is a way for people to work together to plan and carry out activities that will make their areas a better place to live.

The Assumption

RC&D is based on the assumption that local citizens, with assistance, can develop and carry out an action-oriented plan for the social, economic, and environmental enrichment of their communities.

The Purpose

The purpose of RC&D is to promote conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources; to improve the general level of economic activity, and to enhance the environment and standard of living in all communities.  The aim is to provide a system of rural development, encourage the wise use of natural resources, and improve the quality of life in America.

The Process

Diverse groups of local volunteers are brought together in a unique partnership to find solutions to their problems to carry out the RC&D concept.  The structure for this process involves:

  • Identifying Problems
  • Establishing Goals and Objectives
  • Developing Alternative Plans
  • Implementing Plans

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but the thread of it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. Whatever befalls the earth, befalls, all the children of the earth." - Chief Seattle's address to President Franklin Pierce, 1855

Learn More About the Organizational Structure

National Association of RC&D

National Association of RC&D

The National Association of RC&D is a 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit organization that provides a collective national voice for local RC&D Councils. 

The Association serves as an advocate for local councils on national and regional issues that identify, address, and solve challenges that enhance the quality of life in rural America.  

Visit the National Association of RC&D


Texas Association of RC&D Areas, Inc.

Texas Association of RC&D Areas, Inc.

The Texas Association of RC&D Areas, Inc. is a 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit organization that serves thirteen (13) councils throughout the state.  The Association is committed to providing statewide education, leadership, and coordination as required to expedite the individual Resource Conservation and Development Areas missions.  The Association’s purpose is to enhance and improve the standard of living and the quality of life in the member RC&D Areas. 

Visit Texas RC&D


Southwest States Association of RC&D Councils

The Southwest States Association of RC&D Councils consists of the following states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Visit Texas Land Conservation Assistance Network


Our Member Councils

Here is a list of our member councils:

  •  Bluebonnet RC&D
  •  Central Texas RC&D
  •  Chihuahuan Desert RC&D
  •  Chisholm Trail RC&D
  •  De-Go-La RC&D
  •  Four Winds RC&D
  •  Leon-Bosque RC&D
  •  Northeast Texas RC&D
  •  Pineywoods RC&D
  •  Post Oak RC&D
  •  Rio Bravo RC&D
  •  Sabine-Neches RC&D
  •  Southeast Texas RC&D
RC&D Member Councils


About Us

The RC&D Council

The RC&D Councils direct the program at the local level.  They provide a focal point of local leadership, bring together private citizens, and local, state, and federal agencies to improve economic, social, and environmental well-being.  Each council has a governing body consisting of representatives of all RC&D sponsors.  Nearly half of the council members are locally elected officials, such as mayors, judges, or commissioners. The typical RC&D Area covers seven counties. Post Oak RC&D covers ten (10) counties.  The average council has fourteen (14) sponsors.  Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Funding

Sponsors provide annual dues. 

Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)

The RC&D administers the TCEQ Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) grant funds.  These funds are collected as the result of environmental crimes throughout the State of Texas.  These project categories are abandoned tire cleanup events, collecting hazardous household waste, assistance for low-income families with water, and wastewater treatment assistance.

Donations

Please send your donations payable to Post Oak RC&D or donate online.

Contact Us

Candilyn McLean - Program Manager

(979) 595-2801 ext. 2050

candilyn.mclean@bvcog.org

Post Oak RC&D

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

P.O. Drawer 4128

Bryan, Texas 77805-4128

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

      

 

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