Sabine-Neches Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc.

Once again, I extend our sincere appreciation for your continued support for the important environment and conservation mission done by your Sabine-Neches RC&D Council.  Our board members represent all eight counties which compose the Sabine-Neches area.  We are in the process of installing wastewater treatment systems in Smith, Wood and Van Zandt counties and with funds from the Sabine River Authority, upgrading a public water system in Panola County.  In addition, our most ambitious project was obtaining a $500,000 grant for cleaning the Sabine River front in the Mineola Nature Preserve.  Our application is a finalist in the grant program and we expect it to be approved in the very near future.  When approved, unwanted trees will be removed and shredded, leaving the natural hardwoods along the river, making the preserve more accessible to the many people who visit this beautiful property.  The funds will be administered by the City of Mineola and the project will be overseen by the engineer who developed the proposal.

We have limited state funds for other worthwhile projects like disposing of abandoned tires, household hazardous waste collection, illegal trash dump cleanup and septic system replacement.  If you have these type of environmental problems please contact me or your county RC&D representative and we will look for solutions.

Respectfully,

Cary S. Hilliard, Chairman

Sabine-Neches RC&D