Southern Appalachian RC&D FAC Coalition

Making things happen for the Appalachian Mountains

CAROLINA LAND & LAKES

 

The Carolina Land & Lakes RC&D Council’s mission is to improve the quality of life for our communities, create a safer environment and provide a better economy by supporting beneficial projects and creating partnerships in our region. This goal is achieved by supporting projects that address conservation of resources, such as: water quality, bio-energy, energy efficiency, stream restoration, and dam removal.

The NC Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils consists of 10 councils that serve 88 of the 100 counties in North Carolina. The state RC&D association was incorporated in 1990 to promote the visibility and accomplishments of RC&D councils and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and development of project partnerships.

Sustainability is the simple idea that, we should try and leave the world a better place than we found it. The Iroquois had a term for sustainability, long before the public recognition we have today. “In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation… even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine” derived from the Constitution of the Iroquois Nation. This basically means that we are making decisions today for the next 7 generations. Carolina Land and Lakes strives to be responsible stewards and practice sustainability through stream restoration, energy efficiency, working with local farmers and all the other services we provide.

PROJECTS

Water & Land Preservation:

Pellets for Pullets

A wood pellet furnace installed in a poultry house
A wood pellet storage bin
Wood pellets made from wood waste procured from a hardwood flooring operation

REAP (Rural Energy for America Program)

ECAP- Energy Cost-Share Assistance Program

Energy:

Shuford Dam Removal

Rocky Face Mountain Recreation Area

Community Development:

Pellet Industry Development

Hmong Workshop

Mountain Island Educational State Forest

MEMBERS

SERVING: ALEXANDER, BURKE, CALDWELL, CATAWBA, GASTON, IREDELL, AND LINCOLN COUNTIES

CONTACT INFO

Carolina Land and Lanes RC&D

PO Box 2977
Lenoir NC  28645
(828) 244-8722
www.carolinalandandlakes.org/

Southern Appalachian RC&D FAC Coalition
Making Things Happen for the Appalachian Mountains

 

Focusing on....

Land Conservation
Water Management
Community Development
Land Management

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