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 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.

 

We need your help:
Bruce Kohl, KCC member and Killingly Assistant Tree Warden, is on a mission to rid the town of invasive Japanese knotweed ......If you notice some, let him know!

 

Environmental Awards

 

Since 2002 KCC has given annual recognition to various individuals and groups for conservation activities to recognize an individual, organization, school or business who:

  • contributes to the awareness, care, enhancement or protection of Killingly's open spaces and natural resources

  • was instrumental in creating an environmental program in the schools or community, or

  • participates in other environmental activities that merit recognition.

We are looking for nominations for the 2016 Environmental Award. If you know someone that is working to preserver our environment, please contact any of the members or you can contact Eric Rumsey in the town's Planning Office. His contact info is erumsey@killinglyct.org or call him at (860) 779-5310.

 

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

Get Outside & Walk

Walk with us every second Sunday of the month, spring through fall
Free - Get Outside - Get Healthy -- Enjoy Killingly!

Informal walks on Killingly parks and protected conservation lands led by Conservation Commission members. Meet at the walk location at 1pm. For more information, see the brochure and schedule and the Walk Killingly web site.

Killingly Grown!

The Conservation Commission is a strong supporter of local agriculture. Click here to read the Advocate Program's new brochure: "Killingly Grown - A guide to the agricultural products and services in Killingly."

Value of Agriculture and Good Neighbor Brochures from the Agvovate Program

Click on the images to view the brochures.

Protecting the reservoirs in East Killingly

The Killingly Conservation Commission is asking for your support in obtaining a unique resource that provides clean water, wildlife habitat, and recreation in eastern Connecticut. In a wonderful turn of events, a corporation has offered to donate the 561 acres that make up five reservoirs at the headwaters of the Whetstone Brook. This gift to the citizens of Connecticut is valued at more than $1.25 million, but the clean water, wildlife habitat, and recreation are priceless. If this donation is accepted, the reservoirs could support recreation such as fishing, boating, and bird watching. The brochure and map provide details about the reservoirs and land being offered to the State of Connecticut. The photographs provide some idea of the scenic vistas and natural beauty in this area. This opportunity will never occur again, so we are asking for you immediate help in securing this donation 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.

East Killingly Reservoirs Brochure