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Alamo RC&D gets own national week


Counties throughout the Alamo Resource Conservation & Development Council area are celebrating National RC&D Week, Sept. 23 through 29.

The Alamo RC&D serves Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson Counties.

RC&D projects include Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events that are free to the public. These special events reduce hazardous pollutants and provide a cleaner and safer environment by collecting household hazardous waste, such as acids, antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, cleaning products, paints, solvents, chemicals, herbicides and pesticides. This reduces the risk of exposure to humans or the risk of polluting soils and water supplies by unacceptable means of disposal.

“The Alamo RC&D Council is pleased to serve the local people determining their community needs and creating solutions for these needs in our communities,” stated Council Chairman Karen Opiela. “We’re proud of our volunteers and their efforts to encourage the wise use of natural resources and improve the quality of life in our area.”

The Alamo RC&D is one of 375 RC&D Councils across the United States - a program authorized by the Secretary of Agriculture in 1962. Texas has 22 authorized RC&D areas across the state with more than 2,000 volunteers. RC&D Councils promote conservation, development and utilization of natural resources in local communities.

For more information visit www.alamorcd.org, www.rcdnet.org or www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov/programs.