Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D

Making things happen for Northeast Georgia

What is RC&D?

The Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program was created in the Agricultural Act of 1962 to assist local people in planning and carrying out activities that conserve natural resources, support economic development, enhance the environment, and improve the standard of living for all citizens. All programs and assistance of the RC&D Council are available without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.


About the RC&D Program

RC&D Councils are 501(C)3 not-for-profit corporations. They are not governmental entities, so the typical policies and constraints of local, state, and federal government programs do not limit the types of issues they address or the means they use for economic development in their work areas. The RC&D Council serves 13 counties in Northeast Georgia. RC&D Councils have a high degree of independence to carry out activities that will achieve their most important goals. RC&D Council volunteers are leaders and community stakeholders involved in multiple roles in local government, school boards, churches, and other civic activities. These leaders identify unmet needs in their communities and create solutions that work. The folks who make up an RC&D council are neighbors. At RC&D Council meetings, they draw from their professional expertise and community connections to determine the needs of their RC&D Council areas, address those needs, and make their communities better places to live, work, and play. They know how to blend government programs with local needs to produce results. In essence, they know how to speak the government’s language, and yours. Nationwide, over 25,000 volunteers serve on local RC&D Councils. The 375 RC&D Councils are located in all 50 states, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Basin and serve a combined 85% of all US counties and 77% of the total US population.

The Four Focus Areas

Land Conservation – RC&D Councils work with local partners to identify, fund and complete land conservation projects of all types.

Water Management – RC&D Water Management Projects often create recreation opportunities that also create jobs and make communities more attractive to development.

Community Development – The RC&D provides training, coordination and communication services that help community development projects.

Land Management – The RC&D works with funding partners to make sure worthy projects find the financial assets they need to be successful.

Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D Council

Making Things Happen For North Georgia Is What We Do


Focusing on....

Land Conservation
Water Management
Community Development
Land Management