About Us


 Cawaco Resource, Conservation& Development Council (RC&D) focuses on the conservation, development and utilization of natural resources to improve the standard of living in the Council area. We join forces with agencies and groups throughout the state to improve the social, economic, community and environmental assets.  The Council meets quarterly to make decisions and identify projects to assist local people and communities.

Grant and technical assistance depends on the project and may include technical or planning development, informational/educational activities, and grant writing or administrative support. Cawaco partners with various federal, state, county and private agencies to secure assistance in completing needed community projects.

Cawaco is one of nine Resource Conservation and Development Councils in Alabama, and is a member of the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts, The Southeastern Association of Conservation Districts and the National Association. If you are not within our service area, find your council here.

Did you know?

map-copyCawaco derives its name from the primary assets within the service area. The name originates from the CAhaba, WArrior and COosa rivers in central Alabama. (Pronounced Cuh-Wah-Co).

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit that serves Blount, Chilton, Jeferson, Shelby and Walker Counties of central Alabama.

Cawaco RC&D administers two grant programs: Educational and Challenge. Learn about the grant program here.

Address: 2112 11th Ave. South, Suite 541 Birmingham AL 35205