About the NCRC & DC

The North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council was formed and officially incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization in 2002 to advance the conservation of natural and agricultural resources within our jurisdictional area. We serve Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties, and the area includes all of the land served by five resource conservation districts: Gold Ridge, Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino County, and West Lake. The Council consists of a broad range of individuals, with our Board of Directors currently comprised of representatives of Resource Conservation Districts, County staff, non-profit organizations, and members-at-large. Any local government, Tribe, non-profit agency whose mission is aligned with the Councils, or individual may join the Council (see Membership), and Directors are elected by the existing Board of Directors.

The mission of our organization is to support sustainable agriculture and protection of natural resource.

    The Council develops programs to further our goals, and in addition forms partnerships with others to assist in implementing our programs. Through these partnerships, we may conduct on-the-ground projects as well as provide technical and financial assistance for local projects in line with our mission statement, goals and objectives -- this frequently involves working with youth in environmental education projects that include some on-the-ground change as well. Specific types of assistance could include:

    • conducting tours and educational/outreach events
    • working with school children and other youth groups in evironmental eduction programs
    • writing grant proposals
    • identifying potential funding sources for projects
    • serving as a fiscal agent to other organizations
    • assisting with grant administration
    • implementing projects that conserve water, restore habitat, and support sustainability in our counties
    • serving as an umbrella organization for new non-profits and foundations
    • coordinating technical assistance
    • coordinating mailings
    • developing and implementing educational campaigns

    The Council believes that one person can make a difference, and encourages people to be involved in making things happen in their county, region, or state. We encourage the care and use of natural resources in ways that protect the environment and improve the quality of life in our community.  We are fortunate to live in a bountiful and beautiful area, and our programs are designed to help protect and sustain the resources that can provide a high quality of life for us and the future.

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