Threshold To Maine Resource Conservation and Development

The Threshold To Maine Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Area was established in 1970 as part of a national movement to address rural development needs and other related natural resource issues. The RC&D Council helps to establish or improve coordination systems in rural communities and build rural community leadership skills to effectively utilize Federal, State, and local programs for a community’s benefit. The Threshold To Maine Council is comprised of volunteers from York, Cumberland, Oxford, and Franklin Counties who work with the RC&D Coordinator to implement local and regional projects.

The program helps provide information, education, and support to community residents in York, Cumberland, Oxford, and Franklin Counties, enabling them to solve natural resource problems. Programs are locally initiated, sponsored, and directed. Residents work to improve their communities through sound resource management accelerated economic development and improvements in the standard of living where adverse conditions exist.

This work is primarily coordinated through projects adopted by the RC&D Council. Recent projects include helping communities address issues related to the Northern Forest region, developing an Agriculture Business Incubator, establishing an Agriculture Commission in the River Valley region, assisting businesses in Strong organize a Business Alliance, and helping communities with establishing commercial kitchen facilities. Other assistance includes facilitating meetings for local community groups and helping organizations develop their strategic plans.

For more information, please contact the Threshold to Maine Office at 67 Shaker Road, Suite 9, Gray, ME 04039-9640. Phone (207) 657-3131. E-mail [email protected] The RC&D Program and Threshold To Maine RC&D Council are an equal opportunity providers and employers.


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