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Wisely Conserving Natural Resources & Creating Opportunities for Positive Economic & Community Development

Camden High School Science Club, First Flight High School Phytofinders and Northeastern High School Future Farmers of America received the 2013 Albemarle Stewardship Development Award on September 27, 2013.


Serving the people of
Camden, Chowan,
Dare, Gates, Hyde
Pasquotank, Perquimans,
Tyrrell and
Washington Counties



Albemarle RC&D Council

The Albemarle Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council works with local communities in 10 counties around the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds to balance conservation of natural resources with economic and community development.

The RC&D program positively impacts local communities! Over the past 40 years, Albemarle RC&D has partnered with counties on more than 500 local projects worth millions of dollars.

The Albemarle region has received a return of $119 in grant funding for every $1 of annual support invested in the Albemarle RC&D Council!



Little River Watershed Restoration Project

rle Resource Conservation and Development Council, Perquimans and Pasquotank Counties, Soil and Water Conservation Districts,Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City Bass Masters, and local community groups are working together to restore the Little River watershed, which includes about eight miles of Impaired river (EPA 303d list, 2012).The watershed was once rich in biodiversity with key anadromous fish and shellfish areas, and swamp forests critical to support native fish and wildlife, mitigate flooding, and protect water quality.

To help restore its biodiversity, the partnership is developing a number of activities including construction of wetland filters on main drainage canals flowing into the Little River, restoration of natural hydrology in riparian buffers, conservation of riparian buffers, construction of fish habitat, improved public access, public outreach and environmental education, and monitoring and research. 

Community Wind Forum

The Albemarle Resource Conservation and Development Council hosted a community wind energy forum in Edenton, May 15th, to look at the What, Where, and How of community wind energy and its potential for northeast North Carolina. To learn more about community wind energy, visit the Wind Energy page on the Sustainable Energy Solutions NC website or the REES Project page on the Albemarle RC&D Website. The free forum was for county commissioners, town council members, county and town managers, school administrators and facility directors, economic development directors, planners, and farm and business leaders in the Albemarle Region.

Lisa Daniels, Founder and Executive Director of
was the keynote speaker. Links to the  presentations are included below. 

What, Where and How of Community Wind

Setting the Stage - Wind in NC

  • Wind Industry in NC, Jen Banks, Wind Energy Project Coordinator, NC Solar Center
  • NC policy “drivers” (Tax credits, REPS – renewable energy portfolio standards), Miriam Makhyoun, Clean Energy Industry Specialist, NC Sustainable Energy Association

Opportunities and Constraints for Community Wind in North Carolina

Could Community Wind work in Northeast NC? Case Studies

The forum was a component of the Renewable Energy Economic Solutions Project (REES), funded by a grant from the NC Rural Economic Development Center.

Forum Co-sponsors:
NC Rural Economic Development Center
College of The Albemarle
NC Sustainable Energy Association
NC Energy Office
Appalachian State University
NC Solar Center
NC's Northeast Commission



Success Story featured in the July "Council Spotlight" by the  National Association of RC&D Councils!

Click here to download the file and read our story!


Sustainable Energy Solutions NC

Check out this website for local, state and national information on community wind energy, solar energy, energy efficiency, training & educational opportunities, and teacher resources.

The SESNC e-News provides monthly updates on local, state & national news and information on sustainable technologies. 

ARCD manages the SESNC website and e-News through a grant from the NC Rural Center for the Renewable Energy Economic Solutions (REES) Project.


ARCD needs your help to continue to conserve natural resources and positively impact local economic development!

Help us continue to make a difference in YOUR community!

 We need your support! 
Please send your tax deductible donation today to:  
730 N. Granville St. Suite B
Edenton, NC  27932

Thank you!

ARCD is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization



Albemarle RC&D    recognized for exemplary performance 4 years in a row!

Albemarle RC&D is proud to announce that it  received the Enhanced membership designation in 2013 by the National RC&D Association for the fourth year in a row!  

Albemarle RC&D was  the 6th RC&D Council (of 375) in the nation to earn and maintain  Enhanced (Tier II) membership in the National Association's Circle of Diamonds program which recognizes exemplary governance practices and high management standards! 





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730 N. Granville St., Suite B  |  Edenton, NC  27932  |  (252) 482-7437 ext, 4