RC&D Begins New Year

The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council started the New Year off with a lesson in acronyms given by Coordinator Jan Jorgensen.  RC&D is a USDA program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).   

This organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit led by a local Council of volunteers.  Sponsors include four Natural Resource Districts (NRDs), six counties and two tribes.  It’s really not as confusing as acronyms can make it seem.  

In reality it’s private citizens doing public good for the benefit of their area.  This RC&D works to connect people to resources through projects – a worthy goal. During the business meeting Dennis Wacker, President, welcomed new Pierce County representative Nancy Naprstek of Plainview.  

The Council made a formal request to the Circle of Diamonds program for enhanced status and agreed to staff an RC&D State Association booth for one day during the State Fair.  

All current projects were reviewed during the Annual Plan of Work session.  Four additional projects were approved for 2010 and a report was given on the upcoming Antique Critique Show & Tell event to be in Osmond on March 27th.  

Dennis Wacker also gave an update on a recent Aronia Berry meeting held in Grand Island and plans to expand the project.

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