The Saginaw Bay RC&D (Resource, Conservation and Development) is located in the middle eastern part of lower Michigan. The counties in which we cover are: Arenac, Bay, Clare, Genesee, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Lapeer, Livingston, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and Tuscola.
RC&D is an exciting local nonprofit organization led by local community leaders.
Our Mission is to provide technical advice and leadership to community partners to help them meet conservation and development goals. The purpose of the RC&D program is to encourage and improve the capability of volunteer, locally elected, civic leaders in designated areas to plan and carry out projects for resource conservation and community development. Within project areas, several counties and conservation districts work as a team to improve the social, economic, and environmental opportunities for citizens of the area. Generally, projects are related to four areas: Land Conservation, Community Development, Land Management, and Water Management.
Our Vision is Recreation through Conservation. To enhance quality of life in the Saginaw Bay Watershed by maintaining a sustainable natural resource base for future generation.
The RC&D helps people care for natural resources and improve the quality of life in their communities. The RC&D Council (volunteers representing public and private sector sponsors and other local organizations) undertake community driven actions that are strategically focused on regional resource conservation and economic viability. RC&D priorities are set by area residents to meet their needs.