Penn Soil Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council is a 501-c-3 not for profit organization serving the residents of northwestern PA since 1964. We are registered with the Internal Revenue Service and the PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations. We are also registered with Guidestar, the national clearinghouse for charitable organizations. You can look us up on their website at and view a copy of our most recent IRS Form 990. We are also recognized as a member of the Circle of Diamonds by the National Association of RC&D Councils which recognizes RC&D Councils that proactively exhibit good stewardship and business practices and follow best management practices for non-profit organizations.
The mission of this organization is to provide the local leadership necessary to develop and implement a plan that will improve the economy, environmental and social well-being of the people through accelerated planning and development of the natural resources in the project area consisting of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties.
We provide technical and/or financial assistance to community groups who would like to do community improvement projects, but who may not have sufficient legal structure to conduct business or enter into contracts to procure necessary resources, services, and manpower to complete a project. Our primary area of interest is in improving quality of life in four areas: Water Management, Agricultural Land Management, Forest Land Management, and Community Development.
In this particular project we are working with the Committee of Retired Boilermakers and Matt Kuchcinski to construct a monument in Warren, PA to honor the local craftsmen who played such a significant role in the history of creating one of the most beautiful monuments in the world at The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri.