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A Message to Hoosiers from NRCS State Conservationist Jane Hardisty

Indiana's Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils are an integral part of helping the Conservation Partnership accomplish our goals. RC&Ds work with local organizations, groups, and citizens to protect and develop economic, social, and natural resources in their communities.

Each day RC&Ds demonstrate that locally developed solutions to local problems work the best--because people know what their communities need, and they are willing to work hard to make their communities better places to live.

Although many partners provide assistance to the RC&D Councils, the key to success is local involvement and leadership. Priorities, policies, and ultimately solutions are always developed and implemented by local people.

The one thing that all the RC&D projects have in common is that they were each developed, planned, and implemented by a local RC&D Council in an effort to improve the economy, natural resources, or quality of life in their community.

I encourage you to learn more about Indiana's RC&D Councils and how they are making things happen in Indiana.