The Commission is in the beginning stages of planning a second Paderewski Pond cleanup for the tentative date of Saturday, April 25th, 2020. We hope to continue on the great progress we made in November and also plan to add a number of native plants to the landscape to help prevent erosion and beautify the area. This is a great opportunity for students who need volunteer hours to help clean up Mother Earth. Proper attire such as boots, heavy socks, long pants and long sleeved shirts or jackets are suggested. Please bring your volunteer sheet to the event to be signed by any member of the Conservation Commission. We appreciate any time that you may have to help us. This is a rain, within reason, or shine event. The Conservation Commission will supply water, nutritious snacks, and an assortment of tools such as: shovels, rakes, wheel barrows, gloves, bags, etc.
Plainville Family Fest
Plainville Family Fest will be held May 2, 2020. Check back later for more details about the Commission's involvement with this community event.
Quinnipiac River Cleanup
The next Quinnipiac River Clean-Up will be held in May 16, 2020, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 12:00 p.m. This is also a great opportunity for students who need volunteer hours to help clean up Mother Earth. Proper attire such as boots, heavy socks, long pants and long sleeved shirts or jackets are suggested. Please bring your volunteer sheet to the event to be signed by any member of the Conservation Commission. We appreciate any time that you may have to help us. This is a rain, within reason, or shine event. The Conservation Commission will supply water and nutritious snacks.
National Trails Day
National Trails Day hike will be held June 6, 2020 starting at 9:30am. (Bad weather will cancel the hike.) This year we will return to the Sunset Rock area. We will enter from Crescent Lake in Southington, CT (approximately 322 Shuttle Meadow Road). Depending on the group, we will look for Boy Rock. A different route back to Crescent Lake via Bradley Peak will allow (weather permitting) an expansive view to the southeast. Additional information can be found at the Connecticut Forest and Parks web site.
We appreciate it if anyone that wants to help with cleanups signs up for the event on VolunteerMatch. Click HERE to sign up for events.
Pequabuck River Watershed Cleanup
The Pequabuck River Watershed Cleanup was held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, in the area behind West cemetary on Route 72. Read about the event here: http://www.newbritainherald.com/NBH-Plainville+News/358909/volunteers-clean-up-pequabuck-river-in-plainville-for-the-18th-year
Paderewski Park Cleanup
Over 15 volunteers descended upon Paderewski Park on November 9, 2019 for the first Conservation Commission-sponsored cleanup of the park. Volunteers cleaned up trash, cleared leaves from walkways, cut new walkways, and took steps to prevent erosion around trees and along the banks of the pond. Much thanks to everyone that contributed their time, efforts, boat and leaf blowers.
Three Commmissioners recently attended the Connecticut Association of Conservation & Inland Wetlands Commissions 42nd Annual Meeting & Environmental Conference on November 23, 2019. Attendees received an update about the future of Connecticut from DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes, then attended workshops specific to water quality, sustainability, invasive plants, fish management and black bears. More information about the conference can be found here: https://www.caciwc.org/pages/annualMtg/2019/index.html