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Volunteers working on real solutions to real problems through a locally led process.


The King’s Mark Resource Conservation and Development Council is an organization that promotes regional, economic and natural resource conservation development in Western Connecticut.


King’s Mark RC&D is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to the protection and preservation of natural resources in the State of Connecticut.


Projects have included the education horse owners through H.E.A.P. ,construction of timber bridges, erosion control programs, the installation of dry hydrants, construction of rain gardens, participation in the planning and implementation of the Housatonic Valley River Trail, co-sponsoring water trail cleanups, and the Tour des Farms program.


The Council was formed in 1974 and approved by the US Department of Agriculture on. The governing body of the King’s Mart RC&D Council is the volunteer membership. The Executive Board consists of 4 members that carry on the day to day operations of the Council. The full council consists of a total of 10 members - 4 Executive Board and 6 Council Members.

Two members are suggested by the County Legislatures / Board of Supervisors and two from the Soil and Water Conservation Districts per county.


Technical and financial support for projects comes from a variety of public and private sources. Partial funding for the RC&D program is derived from the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. This funding supports an RC&D Coordinator, part time clerical support and office expenses.


The King’s Mark RC&D is one of 2 RC&D in Connecticut and 375 RC&D areas across the country that was created by a provision of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1962 under Public Law 87-703. This legislation was adopted on the premise that local citizens, primarily in rural locales, could collectively develop and implement action-oriented plans for the (1) social, (2) economic, and (3) environmental betterment of their own communities. The function of the RC&D is to develop plans and seek both financial and technical assistance from the best qualified sources available, whether it be federal, state, local, industry or private sources such as foundations, to implement their own locally developed plan.


Background and Council Structure

Overview Of The Area

Organization Vision, Mission and Goals

King’s Mark Resource & Development Project, Inc. Annual Report 2010

King’s Mark Resource & Development Project, Inc. Area Plan 2010 - 2014

Why The Name King's Mark ?





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