DUMMERSTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Dummerston, Vermont
Dummerston Conservation

 

 

 

 

The mission of the Dummerston Conservation Commission is to promote community responsibility and awareness of our conservation needs and to encourage stewardship of the natural habitat.

For news about recent wildlife sightings check out Dummerston Sightings Blog
Share your sightings by posting your photos to Dummerston Sightings.  Contact Lynn Levine (forester.lynn@gmail.com) to add your own photos.

News: Night Paddling, Bat Exposure, and Rabies Shots - by Tom Prunier

Events:Tues., Sept. 30, 7 pm. "The Public Health Risk of Lyme Disease in a Complex Forest Ecosystem." Events

Brochure: Walks and Trails in Dummerston

Many Dummerston townspeople (including our children), and guests may not be familiar with all of the beautiful walks and trails available in our town. The Dummerston Conservation Commission believes that the best way for people to learn to appreciate the town’s resources is to provide opportunities for them to experience the natural world of our town.

Members of the Commission have created a brochure describing in maps and words 10 of the most accessible hikes and walks in the town. The brochure is available at local businesses, the town office and on-line (linked above). The Association of Vermont Conservations Commissions (AVCC) has given a grant to kick start this project. In addition, there has been generous support from, KOA Campgrounds, and Scott Farm and in-kind efforts by Conservation Commission Members and Forest*Care.

We are still trying to raise $250. Please consider supporting this project by making a donation payable to The Town of Dummerston (with a note that it’s for this project). Send donations to our treasurer, Laurie Frechette, Assistant Town Clerk, Dummerston Town Office, 1523 Middle Rd. East Dummerston, Vermont, 05346. We’ll send you a copy of the brochure as soon as it’s complete.

Programs

Many of our educational programs are available on line at the Brattleboro Community Television Website or on BCTV Channel 8 or 10. Check out this presentation on invasive insects by Jim Esden, forester. Jim works for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01304&video=150028

For other recent programs go to our Projects page and look under "Educational Programs."
 

Meetings

The Conservation Commission meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Dummerston Town Office, Dummerston, VT. Anyone who has an interest in supporting the mission of the commission is welcome to attend.  Meeting times and place are subject to change.  Please check the events listing or call 257-0012 for further information.

Conservation Commission Members
Mary Ellen Copeland-Chair,  Ed Anthes, Bill Schmidt, Lynn Levine,  John Anderson, Betsy Whittaker, Jane Michaud, Bill Johnson

Current Projects

Educational programs, Trail Committee (Prospect Hill), Rain Garden (Route 30), Friends of Black Mountain, Invasive insect pests. In addition the Conservation Commission provides information to the Planning Commission as they work on the town plan, and the commission meets regularly with other local Conservation Commissions.

Invasives

In light of the threat from the Emerald Ash Borer, a wood-boring insect from Asia that attacks native ash species, Betsy Whittaker and Lynn Levine of the Dummerston Conservation Commission have mapped ash trees along Dummerston roads. Surveying most of the town roads, they counted 540 ash trees, estimating a total of 800 white ash. See
ash tree map. For more information on this potentially dangerous pest and other invasives, go to:

 

Please continue to check the site for the Conservation Commission activities and information about natural Dummerston.  The Commission is collecting information and pictures for this site.  Please send them to: info@dummerstonconservation.com.

For more information about the town of Dummerston, go to http://www.dummerston.com

For more information please contact
Mary Ellen Copland at 802 257-0012

 

Black Bears in Dummerston 6/14/2011

 

    

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