Eastford Conservation & Historic Preservation Commission   Eastford CT
 
 
 

Click here for the 2011 Update re: local & state happenings

Our next meeting is the first Tuesday 
of the month at 7:00 pm in the Town Office Building

Visitors are welcome to attend and participate.

 

 
CURRENT MOON
 
 
 
 
Conservation & Historic Preservation Mission & Initiatives
 
The Town of Eastford Conservation and Historic Preservation Commission (CHPC) is a non-regulatory commission whose charge revolves around information and education.

Our mission is:

  1. Information: The CHPC strives to be a valuable, unbiased source of sound information on the natural, agricultural, historical and archeological resources in Eastford. Towards this end we maintain a comprehensive inventory of these resources.
  1. Education & Communication: The CHPC seeks effective, ongoing ways to share this information with boards, commissions, organizations and individuals (including youth) who can use it to: a) make good decisions involving these resources, and b) learn to appreciate and enjoy these resources.
  1. Conservation & Preservation Activity: The CHPC undertakes and seeks outside funding for pro-active projects that protect and enhance these resources. Examples of such projects may include trail construction and maintenance, funding for protection of important open space, maintenance and appropriate use of historical structures, and development of educational materials.


The Eastford CHPC meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Town Office Building. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Conservation Easements can be discussed at any meeting or by emailing Steve Broderick at Sbroderick@charter.net You can also visit the Quinebaug Shetucket Heritage Corridor website.

 

2011 Initiatives include:
 
  • Inventorying Eastford's Natural Resources & Trails Using Computer Mapping Techniques
  • Providing Community Education on Open Space Protection Tools and Techniques
  • Eastford Heritage Day Tours & Displays
  • Providing Conservation & Historic Resource Information to the Planning & Inland Wetlands Commissions to Aid in Subdivision Review
  • Maintaining Partnerships outside Eastford (e.g. with Chaplin & Hampton) to Continue Developing the Natchaug River Watershed Plan
  • Creating an Extension of the Existing (established 2006 by the Commission) Walking Greenway along the Historic Old Boston Turnpike (off Old Colony Road)
  • Working to Eradicate Invasive Water Weeds from Eastford Ponds 
  • Documenting  Vernal Pools

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“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
- John Muir
 
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