Welcome to the Wy'East RC&D Council's Website

What does the word Wy’East mean? 
Wy’East is a Native American word for Mt. Hood.


What is an RC&D Council?

Residents know what is best for their communities. An RC&D's goal is to encourage rural development, ensure natural resource sustainability and foster community growth. The board of directors for each Council is made up of interested city and county commissioners, local business leaders, utility representatives and farmers. Utilization of the resources at hand, both natural and human, is central to the RC&D approach. Many resources are renewable – that is, they continue to replenish themselves if managed properly. Communities can acquire immediate benefits from developing such resources and continue to receive the same or greater benefits year after year by conserving the resources as they develop them. To date, 375 areas across the nation (plus the Caribbean and Pacific Basins) have been designated by the Secretary of Agriculture as RC&D areas. They serve more than 85 percent of U.S. counties and over 80 percent of the U.S. population.

Wy'East's Service Area



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Current News & Events

August 7th, 2014 Portland, OR
Sustainable Northwest 20 year Anniversary
We want to celebrate with you! Join us on August 7th for an evening of BBQ, bluegrass music by the Flat Rock String Band, and local beer, as we raise funds for our next 20 years of creating innovative solutions for healthy landscapes and vibrant communities. 
When: August 7, 2014 - 6pmWhere: At the Sustainable Northwest Wood warehouse, near OMSI, 225-A SE Division Place, Portland, OR 97202
Tickets: $50. Buy your tickets here


August 13, 2014 The Dalles, OR
Government Flats Fire and The Dalles Municipal watershed Tour

The public is invited to join The Dalles Watershed Council on a tour of the Government Flats Fire and The Dalles Municipal watershed on August 13, 2014. The group will meet at the USDA Service Center in The Dalles at 0900.

Stay tuned for more details!


October 25, 2014 Bend, OR 
Central Oregon Food Summit

This one-day event will offer opportunities for the public, food professionals, CSA members, community organizers, farmers and politicians to come together to celebrate our progress and define our future for healthy, local food in Central Oregon.  This conference will provide attendees with opportunity to learn about regional farm and food issues, healthy food access, infrastructure and methods to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally grown food.
When: October 25, 2014 7:30am - 4pm 

Get your tickets here





Past News & Events

June 27-29, 2014 LaGrande, OR

SolWest Fair for renewable energy will shift sponsorship from EORenew to Oregon Rural Action. Most of the rich and valuable traditions will be retained and the scope will be broadened. SolWest Fair will highlight the “energy for sustainable communities” with three days of workshops, demonstrations, and vendors that focus on renewable energy and sustainability. 

June 13-14, 2014 Hillsboro, Or
Solar Now! University (SNU) is a conference for those who make and want to make solar projects happen in the Pacific Northwest. It's where community leaders connect with industry experts; where big ideas meet hands-on information; and where renewable energy leaders illuminate where solar is now and how to help steer it.Solar Now! University will be held on June 13-14, 2014 inHillsboro. You’ll connect with other solar users, advocates and experts and get information you can actually apply - now, and for the future. Our event starts off with a kick-off Meet and Greet, June 12, 6:00 pm at SolarWorld!  Contact Holly Murphy 503-231-5662

May 20, 2014 The Dalles, OR

Every year OSU Extension, in partnership with NRCS and sponsored by Wasco Co. SWCD, a spring crop tour is held that caravans around different parts of the county. Participants get a chance to visit with other farmers, discuss crops and issues, see new technologies in action, learn about emerging pest and diseases, and hear about new and ongoing research from Oregon State University researchers. The public is welcomed!
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