About Western Reserve RC&D

Our Vision

"A sustainable regional community with wild and open spaces, creeks and lakes, clean water and air, in balance with a viable mixed economy that includes agriculture, commerce, industry, and tourism."

The Western Reserve Resource Conservation and Development Council is a nine county Northeast Ohio nonprofit tax exempt organization and is sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts and County Commissioners. The RC&D was formed in 1991. On January 4, 2001, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture announced funding for a full-time staff person and the establishment of a permanent office for the Western Reserve RC&D. Council’s office is in Painesville with John Niedzialek of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service serving as RC&D coordinator. The Council meets quarterly to facilitate projects. Some examples of projects include the following: