Events and Activities

On East Hill for the December 2010 Ice Storm

Next Conservation Commission Meeting
 

Fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 in the Chesterfield Town Office
(Unless otherwise posted.)


 

The next Conservation Committee meeting will be August 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
 

 

The Conservation Commission runs events on a regular basis to focus on our hiking trails and other of our environmental protection or education activities. These events are often outdoors, such as snowshoe or trail hikes, or new trail openings, but occasionally may be indoors, featuring speakers or films of environmental protection significance. In this section we will announce and report on all such events and activities.  In certain circumstances, for example, when money is spent out of the Conservation Fund which involves a land easement purchase, we will hold a "public hearing".  Such hearings will be announced well beforehand, and we encourage you to attend.
 

We may also announce events or activities of close partner organizations, particularly those taking place in Chesterfield or towns close by with a local connection. The announcement of the periodic Friends of Pisgah or Friends of the Gorge Work Days would be an example of this, or the announcement this past fall of the opening of the Keene Connector of the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail built in partnership with the Monadnock Conservancy and the Horatio Colony Trust.

Once again this year (2015), the Chesterfield Conservation Commission (CCC) supported the Spofford Lake Association’s (SLA) Lake Host Program. The CCC made a financial gift to the NH Lakes Association (NH Lakes), the organization which manages the Lake Host payroll for Spofford Lake. NH Lakes is a member-supported, nonprofit organization; it helps individuals, groups, and businesses protect all of NH’s 1,000 lakes from problems like exotic, aquatic plants and polluted runoff water.

The Lake Host Team at Spofford’s boat landing inspects visiting boats to make sure invasive weeds (such as milfoil, fanwort, and hydrilla) are not accidentally brought to Spofford Lake. In 2014 there were 3,565 boat inspections, with a total of 33,171 inspections (and nine saves) since 2002. Kudos to the CCC, NH Lakes, and the SLA for maintaining the pristine waters of Spofford Lake… so that we can all continue to enjoy the jewel of Chesterfield! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

he Conservation Commission runs events on a regular basis to focus on our hiking trails and other of our environmental protection or education activities. These events are often outdoors, such as snowshoe or trail hikes, or new trail openings, but occasionally may be indoors, featuring speakers or films of environmental protection significance. In this section we will announce and report on all such events and activities.

We may also announce events or activities of close partner organizations, particularly those taking place in Chesterfield or towns close by with a local connection. The announcement of the periodic Friends of Pisgah or Friends of the Gorge Work Days would be an example of this, or the announcement this past fall of the opening of the Keene Connector of the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail built in partnership with the Monadnock Conservancy and the Horatio Colony Trust.

In certain circumstances, for example when money is spent out of the conservation fund which involves a land or easement purchase, we will hold a "public hearing". Such hearings will be announced well beforehand and we encourage you to attend.