The purpose of Missouri & Mississippi Divide Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), Inc. is to provide the local leadership and framework required for developing and carrying out a comprehensive plan of action for the conservation and development of the natural and human resources in
west central Iowa. M & M
Divide RC&D is a non-profit organization serving Counties and Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Audubon, Carroll, Crawford,
Greene, Guthrie, and Sac.
What is RC&D?
Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) is a unique program that helps people protect and develop their economic, natural, and social resources in ways that improve their area's economy, environment, and quality of life. Local RC&D Councils provide a way for people to plan and implement projects that will make their communities better places to live.
RC&D is based on the idea that local people know what their communities need and can create solutions that will really work. Groups of local volunteers establish RC&D Councils, which represent sponsoring organizations within a multi-county region. RC&D Council Directors volunteer their time to address important issues in their communities, and to build a better life for themselves and others. The strength of the RC&D Program is in local people working together to solve their own problems. The development of local leadership and community pride is a key part of RC&D projects and successes.
RC&D staff work closely with the Council to identify problems, establish goals and objectives, build strategies, and implement plans.
Although the M & M Divide receives assistance from many partnering agencies and organizations, priorities and policies are set locally by the Council.
Promote the orderly development, improvement, conservation, and
utilization of natural and human resources of the
RC&D area, thereby increasing income and expanding employment,
economic opportunity, and the health, education and welfare of the people.
Provide local leadership and opportunities to fully coordinate the most
effective available combinations of facilities and techniques.
- Develop initiatives to improve water quality.
- Develop value-added business.
- Develop tourism and recreation opportunities.
- Community enhancement.
- Land use planning.
Become involved in making your community a better place
to live and work. The M & M Divide RC & D Council encourages
interested citizens to become involved in council activities.
For more information on how to be considered for membership on the
Council Board, contact one of the Council Members
or RC&D staff.