The Minnesota Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (MARC&D) represents the Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils from throughout Minnesota. RC&D Councils provide a unique process to develop economic, natural, and social resources in ways that improve the economy, environment, and quality of life.
Critical issues being addressed by the Minnesota Association of RC&D Councils are:
Leadership - Demonstrate and share positive examples of non-profit leadership through actions, training, and through example.
Funding - Strive to maintain and increase traditional funding sources, and seek out additional funds for projects of statewide concern to be delivered locally.
Marketing/Education - Work toward a heightened awareness of the RC&D program statewide and assist Councils in their marketing/education efforts.
RC&D Program Support - Create and nurture positive relationships with political and agency leaders to enhance the RC&D program, budget, and image.
Networking – Provide opportunities to network within the RC&D community through state, regional and national meetings, and also with other entities sharing common objectives.
Statewide Projects – Develop and implement statewide projects, particularly to improve natural resources and for energy conservation or development. Projects may be for funding on-the-ground conservation or educational in nature.