Rivers RC&D, Inc. will lend assistance to community leaders to develop rural
economies by improving and conserving local natural resources. A concerted
effort will be made to identify the areas’ problems and then provide the
leadership and framework for carrying out solutions to these problems. We will
serve a diverse local and regional constituency and support local networking,
coalition building and partnership building.
To bring about economic improvement through the development of the natural
resources, within our RC&D local region, provide for environmental protection,
and to work with others to resolve the social concerns of the area.
The sponsors of Two Rivers RC&D are the county
governments and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of the five county
area. In 1971, they requested assistance from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture to improve the economy with orderly development and conservation of
resources through the Resource Conservation and Development Program (RC&D). In
1972, the USDA approved this request and the Two Rivers Resource Conservation
and Development Area was established. In 1973, Two Rivers RC&D became a
not-for-profit corporation in Illinois and a 501(c)3 charitable organization as
recognized by the IRS. In 2011, all federal financial support was terminated and
the Two Rivers RC&D operates as a self-sustaining non-profit organization.