St. Lawrence Resource, Conservation and Development Council seeks partners
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 5:24 pm

The St. Lawrence Resource, Conservation and Development Council (BRSLRC&D) is looking to partner with area organizations for new projects.

The independent, non- profit Black River-St. Lawrence RC&D Council covers Franklin, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Oswego, Lewis, Oneida and Herkimer counties.

Volunteer members are interested citizens, representatives from each county’s Soil and Water Conservation District and the respective county legislatures. Together, they represent a wide range of expertise and partner with local groups to help with projects generally related to agriculture, forestry, recreation or renewable energy.

“Black River-St. Lawrence RC&D Council is not a government agency,” states Council Chairman Harry Robbins. “We are made up of a pool of volunteers and our mission is to provide local leadership for developing and carrying out projects for conservation, improvement, development and wise use of natural resources. In so doing, we strive to improve the economic opportunities of the people within the Council’s region.”

He adds, “We welcome ideas for community-based projects and volunteers to assist with project development, planning and implementation. We’re here to help.”

In addition to Robbins, officers for the council are Vice Chairman Ed Blackmer of St. Lawrence County; Treasurer Brian Wohnsiedler, executive director of Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Secretary Chastity Miller, district manager of Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District. Bob Keller of Boonville is immediate past chairman.

The Council’s mission is to work with partners to provide local leadership and coordination for projects devoted to environmental conservation, community improvement, economic development, and the wise use of natural resources.

BRSLRC&D has been involved in hundreds of endeavors that have enhanced the North

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