Conservation Commission

Meets the 3rd Monday of the month, 6:00 PM at the Town Offices, Champlain Room, 2nd floor, or per agenda.

The Conservation Commission is concerned with the public awareness, education, and preservation of Colchester’s natural areas; water quality of rivers, ponds, and Lake Champlain; wildlife habitats; and beautification of the Town. Annual activities include:

  • Green Up Day Coordination
  • Colchester Blooms! to raise funds for planting flowerbeds at high-traffic sites
  • Maintenance of the rain garden on Holy Cross Road
  • Site visits to Town natural areas to plan future projects and assess natural resources for reports to Lake Champlain Land Trust
  • Attention to water quality, stream protection, conservation and related areas and responds to special project requests from Town officials
  • Completed Projects include: Care of the Urban Forest Project through the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program to assist with master tree plan and tree inventory and provide volunteer training in the maintenance and care of Town trees; Rain Barrel Workshop
  • What CCC Values: Creative thinking and new ideas regarding ways to address conservation in Colchester


  • Theresa Carroll, Email Chair
  • Patrick Volz
  • Alyx Belisle
  • Liz Hamlin-Volz
  • Lisa Halvorsen
  • VACANT (Youth)
For information on agendas and minutes, please click here. Agendas and Minutes

Colchester Blooms!
How You Can Help

As you drive around Colchester, isn't it great to see all the flowers in bloom?  We think so, which is why we are asking you to consider making a donation to Colchester Blooms!

Whether you are able to give $5 or want to donate $100, your contribution will bring plenty of smiles to the faces of residents and visitors alike who will enjoy the beautiful displays of flowers from mid-May through the end of September.

Mailing Address

Make your check payable to the Town of Colchester and send to:

Colchester Blooms!
c/o Liz Hamlin-Volz
123 Holy Cross Road
Colchester, VT 05446

Please put "Conservation Reserve Fund" on the memo line of your check, so your donation is allocated properly. All donations are tax-deductible. Thanks for your support. Be sure to get out and smell the flowers this summer!