Established in 1993 to help communities and the people who make them thrive meet local needs by protecting our Water and Land resources, encouraging Environmental Sustainability, promoting Agriculture, empowering our Youth, strengthening our Seniors as we also enhance the quality of life for all citizens in our area.
Alamo Resource Conservation & Development Area Inc. was created as a unique program for local citizens to help themselves. As a vibrant nonprofit organization, Alamo RC&D has been helping the Central Texas community for over 25 years.
Our missionis assist our rural communities and the people who make them thrive meet local needs, by protecting our water and land resources, encouraging environmental sustainability, promoting agriculture and enhancing the quality of life for Youth and Senior Citizens within our 10 county area.
Alamo RC&D provides programs that assist citizens within the counties of Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson Counties.
The goals of our mission are to:
Provide Agricultural and Environmental Education for all Citizens,
Improve Water and Land Resource Management through education,
Teach Kids how to Garden through our Growing Rural Program
Help Youth grow in leadership, purpose and knowledge through our Youth 4 Earth FIRST Program
Help Senior Citizens through our Senior Assistance Program
Assist Nonprofits and other service agencies with training through our Community Development Program
Provide Disaster Relief and assist local emergency volunteer first responders,
Enhance our rural communities for all our area citizens.
Seniors of age 55 and over who live in the Pipe Creek/Lakehills area of Bandera County and surrounding nearby areas may apply for our
Senior Assistance Program
(including our Curbside Food PANTRY)
at this time.
Complete the application NOW
Please VISIT our "HELPING SENIORS" page for more information.
Our 2020 Senior Assistance
Program registration is required. Donations for our Senior Assistance Program are much needed NOW!
Please donate today!
All Farmers and Ranchers!
USDA has announced that it will extend the application deadline for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to September 11, 2020 (formally was Aug. 28). Dozens of farm commodities are eligible for CFAP funding due to hardships that have hit our farmers and ranchers because of the Pandemic.
Mr. Joe M. Cantu had a deep interest in saving our water and lands which led him to serve on our Alamo RCD Area Inc. Board of Directors in 1993. He dedicated many decades of his life to our mission by also serving as President on the Texas State RC&D Board, on the Southwest States RC&D Board and lastly on the National Association of RC&D Councils Board of Directors from 1999 to 2004. From his Washington DC office he assisted 375 RC&D councils nation wide with multiple aspects of our mission. He continued to serve to his death as an advisor for numerous environmental organizations and as a member of our Advisory Board. His leadership was based on service to his community, leading by example and by being totally involved at the "grass roots" level. He always pushed our mission forward to save our water, land and the environment, and to also promote agriculture and make our rural communities thrive. Mr. Cantu passed away on Sept. 19, 2020 but he remains in our hearts. This Memorial Fund was created to continue his legacy and to "move forward" in his name.