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2018-2019 North Haven Conservation Commission Annual Report/ Calendar

 

   The North Haven Conservation Commission generally meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Parks and Recreation Center. The schedule for 2018-2019 is as follows:

 

2018: Sep 24. Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 17

 

2019: Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22, Aug. 26, Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 16

 

   The Conservation Commission consists of seven appointed members and focuses on issues related to the environment and natural resources of the community. It is dedicated to the protection of the air, water, and land.

 

   During the past year, the Commission sponsored the town’s tenth annual Earth Day celebration, which was held on April 7 at the high school. We devoted several months to planning and organizing the event, which attracted several hundred adults and children. Commission members worked with the elementary and middle school principals and art teachers as well as town and state officials and departments, numerous environmental and other civic groups, and green businesses. As a result of this extensive outreach, dozens of student projects were displayed at the Earth Day event and more than forty local and regional groups, town departments and state agencies, and green businesses had very interesting and informative exhibits and demonstrations for the public. A face painter, Meigs Point Nature Center, and activities supervised by various groups were especially popular with children. More than one hundred children participated in the scavenger hunt, with a drawing for three prizes. Two food trucks were available for those who wished to eat lunch. We also handed out hundreds of reusable grocery bags as well as sunflower and vegetable seed packets to those who attended the event.

 

   The Conservation Commission also sponsored its annual fall public forum. The forum on “The Hidden Gems of North Haven,” which was held at the Library on September 20, 2017, featured seven local organizations that spoke about their activities, how they seek to improve the quality of life in the town, and how residents can join these organizations. Moreover, the Commission continues to be involved with the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in New Haven. We supply advertising and volunteers during the summer and fall.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Hugh Davis, Chair