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Our Mission:  To preserve and enhance the natural resources

of the area, promote economic stability and improve

the quality of life for the residents of the area.


Our Vision:  Create and/or ensure a sustainable environment

where both development and conservation can coexist

for the benefit of the land and its future residents.


Southwest Florida is one of the fastest growing areas of the country.  Problems associated with preserving resources, water quality and land use are effecting both the coastal and the inland counties.  Believing that a regional focus on conservation, water management, community development and land management was critical in balancing the population growth and needs with the environment, conservation and smart growth professionals met to spearhead the formation of the Council.


The Southwest Florida RC&DC has been created to assist local communities in the five-county area with meeting their goals and objectives in land conservation, water management, community development and land management.  Formation of this 501(c)3 council consisting of members from each county provides an opportunity for members to share experiences in implementing best practices, conserving resources and sharing expertise.


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Image of Swallow Tail KiteFor more information about the Southwest Florida RC&DC, please contact:

Tim Eckert, District ConservationistImage of Swallow Tail Kite

3434 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Suite 209B

North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Phone: 239.995.5678

Fax: 239.997.7557

Email: Tim.Eckert@fl.nacdnet.net


All programs and services of the Southwest Florida Resource Conservation & Development Council

are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or handicap.



The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities

on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation,

or marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who

require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.)

should contact the USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).


To file a complaint of discrimination, write the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W,

Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or

call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



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