Our mission: "To promote the development, conservation, supervision, and regulation of natural resources, including water resources within the Town of Killingly and provide the methodology for protection and maintenance of these resources."
The Conservation Commission is working hard to protect the natural resources in town and to promote the parks and open space that are open for residents of the region to enjoy. Here are a few of the activities we are involved in:
Cat Hollow Park Walktober Event
KCC Walktober Event on Sunday, October 16, featured at Cat Hollow Park, Conservation Commission members shared with the 48 participants some of the many hidden treasures at this unique town property. To read more about this event and other KCC happenings, clickhere.
2016 Environmental Award
Virginia Chase was awarded this year's Environmental Award by Killingly Conservation Commission for her dedication in creating Mother Nature's Garden and promoting pollinator gardens in Killingly.
At the televised regular Town Council meeting on February 14, Donna Bronwell, Chair of the Killingly Conservation Commission, presented the award, adding Virginia's name to 14 other Environmental Award recipients on a plaque in the Town Hall.
Since 2002 KCC has given annual recognition to various individuals and groups for conservation activities:
Bruce Kohl, KCC member, nominated Virginia who was instrumental in starting the Killingly Community Garden and Mother Nature's Garden.
The initial idea of creating a "bridge of flowers" across the Five Mile River in the Water Street area of downtown Danielson spurred Virginia to acquire 501c3 non-profit status for Mother Nature's Garden, dedicated to the formation and care of pollinator gardens in Killingly and to aid in the preservation of hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.
When Virginia was asked about the projects in making Killingly more beautiful, she honors the inspiration of Linda Walden, the former town planner who died unexpectedly in 2015. When considering how to continue the vision, Ginnie thinks "What would Linda do?"
As an accomplished photographer, her nature photos are available in the Tunk City Revival Shop in downtown Danielson.
For all of her commitment and efforts, the Killingly Conservation Commission awarded Virginia Chase this year's Environmental Award.
Clickherefor the names of the recipients that received this Environmental Award in the past.
Get Outside - Get Healthy -- Enjoy Killingly!
Informal walks on Killingly parks and protected conservation lands led by Conservation Commission members.
Protecting the reservoirs in East Killingly
The reservoirs support recreation such as fishing, boating, and bird watching. The brochure and map provide details about the reservoirs and land that are being considered. The photographs provide some idea of the scenic vistas and natural beauty of the reservoirs in our area that should be secured for today and future generations.
What can you do to help? The brochure contains the names, addresses, and email addresses of your State Representatives, officials in the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, and staff in the Town of Killingly. The corporation has placed a time limit on this opportunity, so we must ask the state for immediate action on this matter. Please express your support as soon as possible.
If you would like to have a personal tour of the reservoirs, please email Linda Walden in the Town of Killingly. Members of the Killingly Conservation Commission and/or staff members of the Town of Killingly would be happy to show you one of the most beautiful areas in eastern Connecticut.