The North Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council is a non-profit and non-governmental organization which was formed and officially incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization in 2002 to advance the conservation of natural and agricultural resources within Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties in Northern California.
The Council works cooperatively with interested supporters, land owners,other non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies in our 4-County area, forming partnerships whenever possible to achieve our goals. Our Council Board, staff, and volunteers are diverse and consist of interested individuals as well as representatives of local government, Resource Conservation Districts (Gold Ridge, Marin, Mendocino County, Sonoma and West Lake RCDs), Boards of County Supervisors, and other non-profit organizations. Our projects are discussed in more detail on our Council page--www.ncrcanddc.org--and have included:
- Water Conservation projects through rainwater collection, storage and re-use (visit www.raincatchers.info)
- Pollinator habitat protection through educational workshops, "Bee Patches" plantings, "Bee Buddies" school programs, and more (visit www.beepatches.org)
- Waste reduction and reuse through recycliong waste food scraps through vermiculture composting (visit www.wormwizards.org)
- Support for local food production, including support for small farmers (through our Cultivating Commerce program) and other sustainable agriculture programs.