Conservation Commission

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

September

Visit our booth at Celebrate Tolland on September 15. For details on Celebrate Tolland, click here.

October

The Conservation Commisison is sponsoring a Walktober event this fall. Join a hike at the Campbell Conservation Area on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m.  Walktober is sponsored by the Last Green Valley. 

 

 

Staff Contacts

NameTitlePhone Number

Director of Planning & Development

860-871-3601

Executive Secretary

860-871-3669

Commission Members

NameTitleTermParty
Donato DiGenova

Chair

6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020

U

Susan Hutton

Vice Chair

6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020

R

Valerie Clark

Secretary

6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020

U

Richard Merritt

Member

6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020

IT

Eugene Koss

Member

6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020

U

James Hutton

Member

6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020

R

William Kowal

Member

6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020

U

Benjamin Christensen

Alternate

6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020

D

Keith Podrebartz

Alternate

6/30/2018 - 6/30/2020

LB

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