Welcome to the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development (WMRC&D) Council, Inc’s website. Our mission is to build and sustain resource conservation programs raising the quality of social economic and environmental development in our region. The WMRC&D Council was incorporated in 1993 and includes Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, and Carroll counties, 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 twenty years as an established council, the WMRC&D Council will continue to serve the residents of the five-county area in assisting them with addressing their economic, social and environmental concerns.
Western Maryland RC&D Inc. was an Event Sponsor for the National Envirothon held July 23rd to July 29, 2017 at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmetsburg, MD. Download the National Envirothon Guide and visit the Maryland Envirothon website READ MORE
Each spring, the Western Maryland RC&D Forester assists DNR employees to conduct prescribed burning of privately owned warm season grass fields in Washington and Frederick Counties. These native prairie grasses are dependent upon... READ MORE
This image (right) was taken by Yvette May, a staff photographer with the Herald-Mail Newspaper in Hagerstown, MD. Williamsport Elementary students walk past the Washington County, co-county champion white oak tree that is... READ MORE
Download this page as a PDF Introduction: Property owners and stakeholders in Western Maryland have expressed increased interest in Marcellus Shale Gas development. This fact sheet is designed to provide considerations and information... READ MORE
Washington County Highway Department employees planted over 600 tree seedlings in storm water retention basins throughout the Hagerstown area, as part of a pilot project which aims to reduce mowing and other maintenance... READ MORE
The US Department of the Interior’s, Office of Surface Mining assisted the Western Maryland RC&D with the video monitoring of five boreholes within the northern most part of the Kempton Mine Complex in... READ MORE