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Entrepreneur’s dream comes to fruition

Hood River, Ore. – One uncommonly sunny morning in the valley that stretches from the Columbia River to imposing and snowy Mount Hood, Jacqueline Alexander walked among the Asian pear trees in her 40-acre orchard and picked up a sprig from the ground. Full story >>

California takes action to address its drinking water crisis

State budget invests in better data and safe water at schools but falls short in other areas

The Drinking Water Advocates Coalition representing rural water advocates, urban water districts, education and children’s organizations, and environmental justice, health and equity organizations expressed support for the Legislature’s investment in guaranteeing that all Californians have access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water … Read more >>

Native Hawaiian family and Hawaii nonprofit honored at White House for Homeownership Month

WASHINGTON, DC – On June 21, 2016, the Obama Administration and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) honored Native Hawaiian homeowners, Gerald and Joreen Paakaula, and nonprofit HUD-approved housing counseling agency, Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA)… Read more >>

Middletown slowly rebuilding after massive wildfire

It has been nearly a year since a massive wildfire burned through Middletown in Lake County, California, enough time it would seem for some rebuilding and renewal. But the breadth of the devastation in this rugged area … has left seemingly irreversible scars. Read more >>

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RCAC and AWWA team up to provide water system training in the rural West

American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Rural Community Assistance Association formed a unique collaboration in May to deliver water distribution system training to operators in rural areas of Colorado, Idaho and New Mexico. Read more >>

Conference and Workshop Calendar

Google Earth Mapping & Community Improvement Planning

The Dalles, OR
July 12, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Board Basics: Basic Operations

July 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Check out our training calendar for details on these and other RCAC trainings.

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