The Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council’s (WMRC&D) mission is to build and sustain resource conservation programs which raise the quality of social, economic, and environmental development in our region. The WMRC&D Council was incorporated in 1993 to represent Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, and Carroll counties in Maryland. The Council is locally driven by representatives from the counties’ Board of Commissioners, Soil Conservation Districts, municipalities, grassroots organizations, and interested members at large. With over twenty five years as an established council, the WMRC&D will continue to serve the residents of the five-county area and beyond in assisting them with addressing their economic, social and environmental concerns.
WMRC&D is partnering with the USDA National Resources Conservation Service and The Nature Conservancy in an ongoing effort to restore Maryland’s Pocomoke river:
Each year, the goal of the Western Maryland Reforestation Program is to implement native tree plantings on a large scale in order to provide the region with the associated benefits; including the improvement... READ MORE
The Western Maryland Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. (WMRC&D) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which has entered into a partnership with the State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – Forest... READ MORE
In spring 2022, Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council continued our efforts to improve the water quality and wildlife habitat of local watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay by planting native tree seedlings on... READ MORE
In 2021, Western Maryland RC&D Council utilized a $494,000 grant from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund to restore 1,250 linear feet of degraded stream channel on Beaver Dam Creek at... READ MORE
The Western Maryland RC&D Council and The Western Maryland Food Council (WMFC) have been awarded $26,300 in FY2022 MAERDAF grant funding from the Rural Maryland Council in order to implement the Western Maryland... READ MORE
Baseline Sustainability Risk Assessment of Maryland’s Forests The Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council (WMRC&D), with grant support from the Rural Maryland Council, commissioned the development of a baseline risk assessment of... READ MORE