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 (Click link on left to learn more!)
  • 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
  • Steve Signell
  • Spencer Putnam (Youth)
  • Dylan Tompkins (Youth)
For information on agendas and minutes, please click here. Agendas and Minutes