2018 Events Information

Conservation Commission Events

Quinnipiac River Cleanup

The Quinnipiac River Cleanup was held last year on May 6, 2017, at 400 New Britain Avenue, home of the Fairfield Inn and Suites.  
 This event will occur again this year, on the first Saturday in May which is May 5, 2018.  Students who need to earn volunteer hours can bring their volunteer forms to the event to be signed off by any Commission member.  The area of the river is yet to be determined.  Updates will appear on this page.  We can use any time that you 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.  With help from the Senior Citizens Center and their volunteers, we packaged the flower and milkweed seeds.  Another volunteer from the Senior Center delivered the packets to the Parks and Recreation Office, Town Hall, Plainville Library and the Senior Center.  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.  

The Conservation Commission still has seeds left from last year that should be viable.  Updates on Earth Day celebrations will be posted here.

National Trails DayVernal Pool

A hike to celebrate National Trails Day is being planned for the first Saturday in June, 2018.  Last year the Conservation Commission led a 5.4 mile hike on part of the Metacomet Trail in the Bradley Mountain and Sunset Rock Park area.  Participants were able to see all the way to Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden from Bradley Mountain.  Stay tuned for updates.

Pequabuck River Watershed Cleanup

The date for the Pequabuck River Watershed Clean-Up this year will be Saturday, September 15, 2018, which is also National Clean Up Day.  This year the Plainville Conservation Commission will team up with members of the QRWA, (Quinnipiac River Watershed Association).  The event will run from 9 a.m. until noon, regardless of the weather.  Although the event runs for three hours, any time that you have to volunteer is valuable to us.  Volunteers need to dress appropriately, i.e., boots, long pants and shirts.  All tools are provided.  Water and snacks provided by members of the Conservation Commission will also be available.  This is a great opportunity for students looking to earn volunteer hours.  Please bring your form regarding these hours to the event.  Any member of the Commission can validate the form for you.  Any questions you may have can be directed to plainvilleconservation@gmail.com.  Hope to see you there!

Annual Kid's Fishing Derby

Plainville's Annual Fishing Derby

Plans are in the works for the Annual Kid's Fishing Derby.  Please stay tuned for updates.