Paul G. Miller, Council Chair
Ross Nason, Vice Chair
Kym Sanderson, Treasurer
Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District
Dale Finseth, Office Manager
Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation District
Cheryl Farley, Council Secretary
Heather Burt, Lincoln County Representative,
F.A.R.M.S. Executive Director
Jamien Richardson, Sagadahoc County Representative
CYON Business Solutions and Solaera Design
Vance Wells, Waldo County Representative
Program Manager: tish carr
The Time and Tide Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Area is a nonprofit organization that provides a valuable service for individuals who are interested in pursuing a grassroots projects within Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Waldo Counties in the state of Maine.
The Time and Tide RC&D organization is comprised of volunteers who form the Time and Tide Council and who have a passion for enhancing their local community and improving its quality of life. The Council strives to wisely conserve, improve, and develop regional natural resources in a manner that will preserve the beauty of Maine for future generations, while simultaneously recognizing economic growth opportunities.
The RC&D Program was established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was managed by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). In April 2010, USDA removed all staff and office funding for RC&D, which is now a non-profit supported by funding from six counties and various grants.
In order for a region to become an RC&D Area, it must receive official Congressional authorization. Through the support of various County Commissioners, Soil & Water Conservation Districts, and concerned local citizens who rallied together to petition Congress, Time and Tide received Congressional authorization on April 12, 1974, thus becoming one of 375 RC&D Areas nationwide.
Androscoggin County Commissioners
Androscoggin Valley Soil & Water Conservation District
Kennebec County Commissioners
Kennebec County Soil & Water Conservation District
Kennebec Valley Council of Governments
Knox County Commissioners
Knox-Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation District
Lincoln County Commissioners
Sagadahoc County Commissioners
Waldo County Commissioners
Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District
Time and Tide RC&D is a grassroots, nonprofit organization that identifies and seeks resources to address area conservation and development priorities. The RC&D Program is based on the philosophy that local people, provided with information as well as technical and occasional financial assistance, can best develop and carry out an action-oriented resource conservation and development plan for the enhancement of their area.
Our vision is to promote “Vibrant, sustainable communities with productive fields, forests, and shores through inspired local leadership”.