What is RC&D?
Community Development
    National Association of
    RC&D Councils
    Texas Forest Country


Anderson County

Cherokee County

Houston County

Nacogdoches County

Sabine County

San Augustine County

Rusk County

Trinity County

Anderson-Houston SWCD

Nacogdoches SWCD

Rusk County SWCD

Shelby SWCD

Deep East Texas Electric Coop

Angelina & Neches River Authority

City of Hemphill

Sabine River Authority


The Wildwood Community sewer project has been funded by USDA-Rural Development. This is a 75% grant and 25% loan for a total of about $1.2 million.

Board members receiving check from USDA/RD

Redland Estates

The Redland Estates sewer treatment system has been funded and construction should begin within the next twelve months. Thirty-seven homes are currently on the collection system but this new wetland treatment system will allow for new development. Redland Water is the utility.

Redland Estates Subdivision - Angelina, Co.


The Shelbyville community and school are working jointly to build a wastewater treatment system. A feasibility study was prepared by Jimmy Owens with Goodwin Lasiter and Associates. They are pursuing various funding sources.

Shelbyville community meeting

Rolling Hills

Rolling Hills has been approved for a 100% STEP grant for a new water system. This is a self help grant from the Office of Rural Community Affairs (ORCA) in which the local residents will do much of the work themselves.

ORCA meeting at Rolling Hills - Shelby Co.

Abandoned tires - Anderson Co.

Illegal trash cleanup

LDP sewer installation


SEP allows organizations being fined by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to direct the money to a local project with direct environmental benefits. A unit of government can give 100 percent of the fine back to the community and private entities can give 50 percent. This program had funded more than $2 million a year through RC&Ds statewide since Pineywoods RC&D started the program in 1999. To date Pineywoods RC&D has administered over $300,000 in SEP funds. These funds were used to cleanup illegal trash dumps, cleanup abandoned tire sites, host household hazardous waste collection days, and repair failing onsite sewer systems for low income families in Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Gregg, Houston, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Sabine, Shelby and Trinity Counties.

Pineywoods Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.
202 East Pilar, Room 129
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Tel: (936) 568-0414
Email: pineywoodsrcd@att.net