Apr 302020

Did you know Cawaco donates and delivers hundreds of pounds of vegetable seed throughout the state of Alabama each year? We work with our RC&D partners all over the state to get them to schools and communities. And, with a partnership with the Scott company, we arrange the distribution of free topsoil to gardeners! Is your garden a recipient of this program? If so, make sure to tell us about your success and share with others, so we can continue to receive the support we need to keep this program active!

Check out the statewide garden report for spring 2020 HERE.

If you are not within our service area, find your council here.

Learn more about our seed program by calling Patti Pennington at 205.623.0457 or email manager@cawaco.org

Jan 292019

Strategic Habitat Meeting 2019

Each year, the Alabama Rivers and Streams Network come together to share information and set an area of focus for the upcoming year.  It is held in conjunction with the yearly Mollusk/Crayfish meeting.

The 2019 SHU Meeting was held on January 15 in Andalusia Alabama.

Full Presentations are available below:

May 032018

Cawaco Resource Conservation and Development Council is seeking grant applications for its Challenge and Educational Grant Programs in Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby and Walker Counties of Alabama. Grant applications can be found on the website under “Forms”.


Challenge Grant Program
The Council offers small competitive Challenge Grants ($2,000- $5,000) to assist public and other 501 (c) (3) agencies in their efforts to serve unmet community needs. Multiple-county projects may qualify for a larger award. Call or email the office for more information.

Educational Grant Program
The Council offers competitive Educational Grants to schools and other public or non-profit agencies for educational equipment or activities. Grants awards range from $2000 – $5,000 except under special conditions. To learn more, call Patti Pennington @ 205-623-0457 or email grantfunds@live.com

Funded Challenge Grant projects will support Council goals that promote economic and community development and/or responsible use of natural resources. Funded Educational projects will serve unmet educational needs with emphasis on, but not limited to, natural resource education.


All qualifying applications meeting the Council goals and following the guidelines will be considered. Grant awards are given on a REIMBURSABLE basis. We recommend you use this checklist before submitting your final proposal.

To be considered, all proposals must be received BEFORE July 1, 2018 and submitted electronically through the website.

Cawaco RC&D programs and activities are available without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status
Jan 272015

Cawaco has Atlas greenhouse frames, heaters and fans for sale. We purchased these greenhouses at a reduced rate and will pass that savings on to you!

Request information and shop prices below.