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Environmental, Agricultural & Watershed Protection Program: Alamo RC&D provides educational workshops for farmers and ranchers and the general public in Environmental Protection and Stewardship, Rainwater Harvesting, Water and Natural Resource Conservation, Brush Management, Increasing Aquifer Recharge, Conservation of Reparian Areas, Proper range management, wildlife management and much more!
Growing Rural Youth Garden Program: works with youth (ages 3 to 11) on “Gardening with a Purpose”. Growing Rural provides experiences that enhance leadership, provide academic improvement (Growing SMART) and the life skill of gardening as youth work within community and school gardens and learn best practice techniques in gardening, water and soil conservation. .
Alamo RC&D assists all citizens of all ages and especially helps those who are aged or disabled through our Senior Assistance Program. They are connected to local assistance, are provided with nutrition/health programs and with activities that combat social isolation. We currently serve Senior Citizens in the Pipe Creek/Lakehills Area of Bandera County in the Texas Hill Country.
Youth 4 – Earth FIRSTengages young people, as active citizens, in student led projects that improve the environment, provide academic enrichment and assist their communities. The vision of this program is to provide experiences where each individual youth can become a lifelong environmental steward who will play a positive role in building and maintaining environmentally resilient communities in the future.
COVID-19 Relief Assistance: Alamo RCD strives to assist those who are affected by a local community disaster such as tornadoes, hurricanes and flooding and NOW the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have been helping our Senior Assistance Program members (age 55+) with multilayered assistance. Our efforts depend highly on the availability of funding as we work hard to support communities within our service area.
Joe M. Cantu Legacy Fund:Mr. Joe M. Cantu served on our Alamo RCD Area Inc. Board of Directors from the start in 1993. He dedicated many years of his life to our mission by also serving as President on the Texas State RC&D Board, of the Southern Region RC&D Board and lastly of the National Association of RC&D Councils Board of Directors. After retirement, he was also serving on our Advisory Board till he passed away on Sept. 19, 2020. His leadership was based on service to his community, leading by example and 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. This Legacy Fund was created to continue his legacy and to "move forward" in his name.