Lake Plains RC&D Information

Agenda & Minutes
in pdf


Meetings are scheduled on the second Thursday of
Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct., and December.
See Meeting Notice and Minutes for further details.

Meeting Notice
Previous Meeting Notice

Meeting Minutes
Meeting Minutes before June 2009 are available at the Lake Plains Office.

Project Measures
Annual Reports

Partners

Other Links

Mission Statement

Purpose

Lake Plains Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. was formed for the purpose of increasing the cooperation between the member sponsors and other appropriate individuals, groups, and agencies. The intent of the Lake Plains Resource Conservation and Development Council is to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the area.

Our Vision

A prosperous diverse community that is effectively utilizing, conserving, and sharing the natural resources of the region.

Our Mission

To bring together people of diverse cultures and backgrounds who share a common concern for the natural resources of the region, so that, working together, these citizens may form an effective strategy to develop, enhance, and preserve these resources to the benefit of all present and future citizens of, and visitors to our region.

Authorization - Ontario Lake Plains Resource Conservation and Development Area received official authorization by the Secretary of Agriculture in March of 1998. A dedicated group of local representatives from the region pursued the development of this RC&D Area for six years starting in 1992. At the time of authorization the RC&D Area included Genesee, Orleans, Monroe, Niagara and Wayne Counties. Not long after authorization (November 17, 1998) Erie County requested membership to the Ontario Lake Plains RC&D Area. The Ontario Lake Plains RC&D Council submitted an application for expansion to the State Conservationist in April of 1999. The application was forwarded on to the Secretary of Agriculture and was approved on September 16, 1999. With the expansion of the Ontario Lake Plains RC&D Area to include Erie County, the Ontario Lake Plains Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. made a decision to change the name of the Council to Lake Plains Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. to better reflect the geographic area now covered by the Council.

Non-Profit Tax Exempt Status - The Lake Plains Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. received non-profit tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in February 1998. This was an important accomplishment; as it allows the RC&D to receive grants and donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals

 

 


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