CT RC&D is a small “program accelerator” nonprofit that promotes quick, cost effective implementation for agriculture and conservation innovation projects, as well as community grassroots initiatives and rural small business startup projects.

Our Mission

CT RC&D cultivates a diverse, equitable and resilient Connecticut through partnership-driven solutions to enhance natural resource conservation, agriculture, and rural economies.

Our Vision

  • RC&D will be recognized as a leader in promoting and facilitating the following:
    • Better land use conservation decision-making at the local level through education and outreach
    • Increase sustainable and innovative agricultural production to promote conservation, diversity, education, and a healthier food system
    • A more collaborative and resilient working landscape and ecosystem
    • Facilitate greater regional and inter-organizational communication and coordination in resource conservation and local land use planning
    • Foster youth-empowerment, career preparedness, and youth led programs focusing on climate resiliency through soil, water, land use, and air quality education

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