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CT RC&D cultivates a diverse, equitable and resilient Connecticut through partnership-driven solutions to enhance natural resource conservation, agriculture, and rural economies.
WHAT WE DO
CT RC&D actively seeks high school students to become Airline Trail Representatives! Open Call to Schools and Youth Organizations in All Towns Along the Airline Trail! If you know a high school student who is interested in making a difference in their community, loves the outdoors, seeks community service and professional development opportunities, please have…READ MORE
CONNECTICUT HEMP WEBINAR SERIES 2021 (FREE) Connecticuct Hemp Registration Part 1: Webinar Series for Growers (FREE) SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY Support is needed for this webinar series. Exclusive and Co-Sponsorships for each webinar are available on a first come first serve basis. Click on the links below to purchase sponsorship tickets…READ MORE
2020 Connecticut Compost Webinar Series CT RC&D and partners hosted a Connecticut Compost Webinar series. This critical series provides information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf and/or manure composting operation to include food scraps. The focus of the webinars included the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate…READ MORE
Registration is open! STATEWIDE JULY 1 – SEPTEMBER 30 Join us for a free event as we support Connecticut farms all summer long! For 2020, CT RC&D is hosting a statewide Tour des Farms event for folks to enjoy at their own pace and schedule. The event will include eight regional routes, each featuring 5-10…READ MORE
Connecticut River Hydrilla Collaborative You may have traveled the Connecticut River by boat or kayak on a summer’s day and stepped out toward the boat launch or beach… Before you know it, your motor/paddle becomes snared in a sludge of green matted vegetation or thorny vined large leafed aquatic plants. These invaders cling to the propellors or bottom…READ MORE
COVID-19 OPERATIONS UPDATE:
UConn Extension is closed per orders from the Governor and closure guidance for the building from the University of Connecticut through December 31, 2020. CT RC&D Staff will work remotely and can be reached via email.
WHO IS CONNECTICUT RC&D?
Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development (CT RC&D) is a 501(c)(3) statewide charitable organization. We foster grassroots projects for sustainable growth and food security for Connecticut residents. CT RC&D programs and projects make a significant impact to Connecticut communities, farmers, government, and conservation partners.
Agriculture and conservation are important and vital for Connecticut’s economic growth. Agriculture’s impact on the state’s economy equates to between $3.3 and $4 billion annually. Conservation is imperative to Connecticut’s economy and new business development. It supports critical infrastructure and resources as well as tourism and livable communities for residents and businesses. Connecticut’s tourism industry contributes $14 billion to Connecticut's economy which is important for business growth in Connecticut’s 169 towns.
Through this website, you can explore all the programs and possibilities available through CT RC&D, including technical assistance, council membership, and innovation opportunities. We welcome open minds exploring ideas and opportunities to promote agriculture, conservation and sustainable rural economic renewal.
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