Welcome to the home page of the Killingly Conservation Commission web site.

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 is the latest Newsletter from the commission and listed below are are a few of the activities we are involved in:

"THE STONE FOUNDATION MYSTERY"

Killingly Conservation Commission's 2017 Walktober event is Sunday, Oct 15 - 1 pm at the 1892 Conservation Property - Sherman Memorial Forest, located at 170 Breakneck Hill Road in the Dayville area of Killingly. Join the conservation leaders for a two-mile walk over moderately rough woodland trails to consider the lives of the early residents of Killingly.

As you are walking along the path, ask yourself these three questions:

  1. Why would colonial settlers build a stone foundation and well in the middle of the woods?
  2. How does the Conservation Commission and ECFLA Land Trust coordinate 160 acres for open space protection?
  3. How did the Town of Killingly acquire the 72 acres in 1892?

Directions: From US 395, Exit 41, go east on Route 101 for 1 mile.
Turn left on Breakneck Hill Road for 1 mile.  Follow the Walktober signs.

For more information, please call the Killingly Planning Office @ 860-779-5310

Get outside and enjoy "Undiscovered Killingly"!

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.

Clickherefor the names of the recipients that received this Environmental Award in the past.

Get Outside - Get Healthy -- Enjoy Killingly!

Outside and Walk

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.