Conservation Commission

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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Current Events:

Past Events:

Full Moon Hike on King Riverside Conservation Area

55 Dimock Road, Tolland on December 29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Please, see events calendar at this link for more details.

 

Staff Contacts

NameTitlePhone Number

Assistant Planner

860-871-3601

Executive Secretary

860-871-3669

Commission Members

NameTitleTermParty
Donato DiGenova

Chair

6/30/2016 - 6/30/2018

U

James Hutton

Vice Chair

6/30/2016 - 6/30/2018

R

Susan Hutton

Secretary

6/30/2016 - 6/30/2018

R

Richard Merritt

Member

6/30/2016 - 6/30/2018

IT

Colin Wilke

Member

6/30/2016 - 6/30/2018

U

Eugene Koss

Member

6/30/2016 - 6/30/2018

U

Valerie Clark

Member

7/12/2016 - 6/30/2018

U

Michael Carlo

Alternate

6/30/2016 - 6/30/2018

R

William Kowal

Alternate

6/30/2016 - 6/30/2018

U

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