Conservation Advisory Council
Conservation Advisory Council Roundtable
Thursday, October 10th, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church – 555 Joslen Blvd, Greenport, NY 12534
Join us and guest Karen Lyness LeBlanc, in charge of education and outreach for Project Native in Housatonic, Massachusetts. Project Native’s goal is to connect people to nature through direct experience. They offer a host of education programs – from plant propagation and composting, to bird walks and edible wild plants — and are known for their native plant nursery. They are currently working on a large scale restoration project with the Trustees of Reservations at Bartholomew’s Cobble in Sheffield, Massachusetts.
Conservation Advisory Councils (CAC) play a valuable role in advising towns on issues related to groundwater, wildlife habitat, open space, scenic views and more. This is the sixth in a series of Roundtables held throughout the year to share news about CAC activities and related topics. You are welcome whether you are a CAC member or an interested resident.
No charge. R.S.V.P. is preferred to help plan for seating and refreshments. Contact Ellen Jouret-Epstein at 518.392.5252, ext. 208 or email@example.com.
Following CLC’s introductory CAC workshop in January 2011, four new CAC’s have been formed in the county and discussions are underway for two more. The CAC’s keep in touch with each other through CLC’s Roundtable series where they share information on their activities advising local planning boards, mapping habitat, conducting open space inventories, and writing reports on topics ranging from the environmental aspects of cellular towers to road salt issues.
Basics of a Conservation Advisory Council
Is your town talking about groundwater, wildlife, opportunities for hiking and fishing, or even scenic views? A Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) can help.
New York’s Municipal Law enables town boards to appoint a CAC to advise town agencies, especially “time-strapped” planning boards, on issues related to natural resources.
This page is a virtual meeting place for Columbia County Conservation Advisory Councils and any residents who may be interested in their work or how to form one.
- Take a look at how some local towns make use of their CACs.
- See below for resources from past CAC events.
- See the Planning Resources page for additional websites with helpful planning and conservation resources.
- Post recommended websites and resources in the comments section.
CLC has produced a brochure about Conservation Advisory Councils written for the benefit of town boards. To receive copies, or to be placed on our e-list for events, workshops, and community planning news, contact Ellen Jouret-Epstein, Community Projects Manager, at 518.392.5252, ext 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.