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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 has worked with other environmental groups in town to preserve and protect open space. It also remained involved in efforts to protect ground water through its cooperation with the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center in New Haven. We supply publicity and volunteers on two Saturdays during the summer and fall. Moreover, we continue to monitor the town’s Integrated Pest Management policy, which the Commission developed several years ago. We have also worked with the Clean Energy Task Force, which we helped to set in motion three years ago.
The Commission, with the assistance of a few other members of the community, devoted considerable time and energy to planning and organizing the second annual North Haven Earth Day celebration. It was held on April 24 at the North Haven Middle School, and attracted hundreds of residents. The celebration included exhibits by two dozen green businesses and environmental and other community groups; a keynote speech by Nancy Alderman, president of Environment and Human Health Inc.; welcoming remarks by First Selectman Mike Freda; activities for children; a composting demonstration; music; and hikes sponsored by the Peter’s Rock Association and the North Haven Trail Association.
The Commission will continue to work with town officials and residents to make the community more eco-friendly.