Seat open on Conservation Commission

BEACON FALLS — The Conservation Commission is seeking a new commissioner for a term that expires in November 2021.

The commission meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Beacon Falls Senior Center on North Main Street. Meetings are open to the public and prospective commissioners are encouraged to attend.

The mission of the Conservation Commission is to protect the natural environment of Beacon Falls by monitoring the development, conservation, supervision and regulations of natural resources, including water resources, within its territorial limits. The commission keeps an index of all open space areas, publicly or privately owned, including open marshlands, swamps and other wetlands. Working in conjunction with the Land Use Committee, the conservation commission advocates for the proper use of these valuable resources.

The commission includes three work groups to focus on specific projects: land protection, communications and special programs. The commission also participates in town events, including the annual Duck Race and Connecticut Trails Day.

Anyone interested in joining the commission can email Chair Ruth Burritt at ruthburritt@gmail.com.