2018 Events Information

Conservation Commission Events

 
Quinnipiac River Cleanup

The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) and the Plainville Conservation Commission will join together this year and hold a clean-up event on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  This should enable us to get a bigger volunteer effort going and cover more area along the Qunnipiac River.  Plans are just beginning to be made.  Updates will appear on this page as they occur.  Students who need volunteer hours can use this time to garner them.  Please bring your sheet showing your hours so we can sign it for you.  We can use any time that anyone might have available to help in the clean-up.  Hope to see you there!

Earth Day

In 2017 the Plainville Conservation Commission's Earth Day Program, Project P.E.E.P., (Plainville Enhancing its Environment for Pollinators), was implemented.  The Conservation Commission still has seeds left from last year that should be viable.  The Commission will package these seeds and make them available to anyone who would like them.  Seeds are currently available at the Town Clerk's Office, Public Library, Recreation Department and Housing Authority.  The Conservation Commission has provided a link to their gmail page.  Any resident who planted their seeds and watched them grow are invited to share their photos with us.   The address is plainvilleconservation@gmail.com.  

National Trails DayVernal Pool

The hike for Plainville to celebrate National Trails Day will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  Hikers will meet at the trail head on Route 372 (New Britain Avenue) in Plainville (East of CT Self Storage).  We will hike the northern section of the Metacomet Trail in Plainville.  The hike should be about 5 miles, depending on our inspiration and resolve.  We should have some nice views of Plainville from the out croppings along the trail and Pinnacle Rock.  We will look for the old abandoned Nike Missile site and Hospital Rock.  The hike should take us into Farmington, and maybe as far as Warren Den.  We will turn around to get back to our cars (an in-and-out hike).  The beginning of the hike is a bit steep, but after that it shouldn't be too bad.

Additional information can be found here:  https://www.ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend/events-2018/plainville-hik...

Pequabuck River Watershed Cleanup

The Conservation Commission held it's annual Pequabuck River Watershed Clean-Up on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  We had several volunteers and four Commission members attend.  The weather was in our favor as it was a beautiful, somewhat windy, day.  Volunteers managed to retrieve the front bumper of a pick-up truck, a child's plastic slide, metal that looked as though it might have been aluminum siding at one point, and several tires, some still on rims.  Numerous styrofoam pieces were located and picked up. Unfortunately, we managed to fill a coffee can with used syringes.  In addition, we think someone has been dumping in this area as several bags of garbage were located and removed.  Numerous garbage bags were filled by volunteers and left for pick-up by our Buildings and Grounds crew.  The Conservation Commission and the Town Manager would like to thank all of the volunteers that came to help us clean this area.  

Annual Kid's Fishing Derby

Plainville's Annual Fishing Derby

The Conservation Commission has decided not to hold it's annual Fishing Derby.  The Commissioners have several concerns including the continued health of Paderowski Pond, shortage of manpower, the cost of funding this event and several, more pressing, environmental issues that Commissioners want to address.