Resource Institute has a clear mission: to enhance America's natural resources by restoring streams, rivers and wetlands.
Our partners are non-profit organizations, local governments, private organizations, and civic-minded individuals interested in improving the welfare of their communities through the conscientious development of community resources. They partner with Resource Institute because they value our project assistance and guidance in bringing projects to successful completion. Resource Institute helps with project definition and finding funding sources. We assist and help direct conceptual planning, design, and engineering. We overview daily, on-the-ground construction management, manage grant reporting requirements, and most important, we help assure project completion. In short, Resource Institute helps its partners transform worthwhile community projects into real community assets.
Resource Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operating to serve community interests without the business demands of a for-profit corporation. As such, we help to reduce total project costs. Moreover, as a nonprofit, Resource Institute has the capacity to seek and find funding sources for partner projects related to conservation, stream restoration, environmental education, and the stewardship of natural resources—funding sources that are not available to for-profit companies.
The staff of Resource Institute is ready to help you with your community project—to help you determine and define your wants and needs and to help you achieve your specific goals. The Board and I look forward to joining with you as partners on your next community resource project.
Sincerely, Michael R. ‘Squeak’ Smith, Chairman