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. Links are on the menu on the right side of your screen. Here is a sampling of what you will find on our web pages…
Open Space Conservation Areas: Description, pictures, and the most up-to-date trail maps for hiking conservation areas
Events and Projects: Hikes for 2013, Bench installation, Campbell invasives cleanup, Electronics recycling, Weigold dam repair
Conservation Organizations: Tolland Conservation Corps, Willimantic River Alliance, Conserving Tolland
Invasive Plant Species: A guide to invasive plants, alternatives, and removal
Bluebird, Bat and Butterfly Houses: Bluebird trails, attracting wildlife and setting up houses
|Map of Open Space including Municipal, State and Private Land|
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.
The Conservation Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Hicks Memorial Municipal Center at 21 Tolland Green.
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
Philip Moreschi, Chair
Donato DiGenova, Secretary
Eugene M. Koss
Richard N. Symonds, Jr.
Sharron Lee Laplante
Director of Planning and Community Development
To contact the Commission:
Via e-mail: click here
Mailing Address: 21 Tolland Green, Tolland CT 06084
Phone: (860) 871-3601; Fax: (860) 871-3628
Application Form for Night Use of a Tolland Conservation Area - Conservation Areas close at sunset which is consistent with other outdoor Town facilities. Night use of any type is by exception and requires advance written approval from the Conservation Commission. Other use restrictions and visitor requirements also apply and are identified on each property’s management plan. Please submit this form to the Conservation Commission through the town’s Planning and Community Development Department. The Conservation Commission meets once a month (2nd Thursday); you therefore should plan accordingly. Please call (860) 871-3601 if you have questions.
Notification Form of Group Use of a Tolland Conservation Area - The Tolland Conservation Commission requests notification of organized group use of the Conservation Areas owned by the Town of Tolland. The purpose is to avoid conflicts with other group users, coordinate with ongoing maintenance work and identify a responsible party to assure consistency with the “Leave No Trace” policy. Please call the Planning and Community Development Department at (860) 871-3601 with your notification or any questions.