Conservation Commission

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike, February 10, 2017, 8 p.m.

Attention Winter Enthusiasts!

The Tolland Conservation Corp and Conservation Commission are pleased to announce our annual Full Moon Snowshoe Hike for 2017. This year we will be hiking the Knofla South trail at 8PM, February 10. The trailhead for Knofla is located near the intersection of Bakos Road and Cortland Drive. As the parking area for Knofla will likely not be plowed out, hikers are encouraged to park their cars along the east side of Cortland Drive.

The Knofla South property trail features a beautiful beaver pond at the end of a less than 1 mile hike to the south of the parking lot. Hikers are encouraged to bring snowshoes, hiking poles, head lamp and to dress in layers as our progress thru the woods will warm you up! This is a wonderful family event for ages 8 thru seniors as this property is relatively flat with minor rolling hills.

Happy Trails

Bob Rubino


Welcome to our website.

We are dedicated to preserving Tolland’s Open Space Conservation Areas and would like to share information about them through this website. Please feel free to email us with questions or comments.  Here is a sampling of what you will find on our web pages…

  • Bluebird, Bat and Butterfly Houses: Bluebird trails, attracting wildlife and setting up houses
  • Conservation Organizations: Tolland Conservation Corps, Willimantic River Alliance, Conserving Tolland, and others
  • Events and Projects: Hikes, King bridge construction, bench installation, Campbell invasives cleanup, Electronics recycling, Weigold dam repair
  • Invasive Plant Species: A guide to invasive plants, alternatives, and removal
  • Open Space Conservation Areas: Map and overview of our management process
  • Open Space Hiking Trails: Description, pictures, and the most up-to-date trail maps for hiking conservation areas

Principal Functions:

The Conservation Commission was created on August 25, 1998 by resolution 03-40 with an advisory function on open space issues. Its current mission includes research, maintaining an inventory of open space areas, development of conservation education programs, evaluation and proposal for open space acquisition, and oversight of the Town’s Conservation areas.

The Conservation Commission was formed pursuant to Section 131-a of the Connecticut General Statutes. The Commission consists of seven regular members and two alternate members who are appointed by the Town Manager to serve two year terms.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Kevin Berger Assistant Planner (860) 871-3601
Cynthia Murdock Executive Secretary (860) 871-3669

Board Members

Name Title
Donato DiGenova Chair
James Hutton Vice Chair
Susan Hutton Secretary
Eugene Koss Member
Richard Merritt Member
Colin Wilke Member
Valerie Clark Member
Michael Carlo Alternate
Board Vacancy
Board Vacancy Alternate