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The Conservation Commission may prepare a program for conservation and open space utilization for the city which is based upon the research and evaluation of the natural resources within the city. The commission shall prepare, adopt, and as appropriate, review and amend, a conservation and open space plan for the city. This plan may include a natural resource inventory, which describes open areas, swamps and wetlands, and areas of unique natural value or ecological importance within the city. Such plan may make recommendations relative to the proper utilization and development of open space and related natural resources of the city. The commission shall inform itself of the ways and means by which its plans and programs may be achieved and shall advise the city council, municipal agencies, private groups and interests, and the general public of the manner in which these plans and programs may be carried out. (Sec. 2-53)

Additional information regarding the Claremont Conservation Commission is available here.

9/13/2018 Special Meeting - Public Notice, Agenda
9/20/2018 Meeting - Public Notice, Agenda

Forestry Management Projects

Timber Harvest at Dole Reservoir Feb. 2011

Rice Reservoir 2011

Connecticut River Conservancy’s Source to Sea Cleanup


Gary Dickerman, Claremont Conservation Commission, gdman411@yahoo.com 603-477-5139    
Stacey Lennard, Cleanup Coordinator: slennard@ctriver.org. 413-772-2020 x211

Join local river clean-up groups to take out the trash

Claremont, NH August 28, 2018 - Have you walked along a river or stream bank recently and found discarded cans and plastic bottles, fast food containers or other trash spoiling a beautiful natural place? If so, the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) wants to know. The conservation group asks all watershed residents to report trash sites in need of cleaning up by logging onto their website at www.ctriver.org/cleanup. There, you can also sign up for the annual Source to Sea River Cleanup on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 to join thousands of other volunteers across New England combating trash in their neighborhoods. A local group, Claremont Conservation Commission, will be cleaning along the Sugar River and portions of the Connecticut River and additional volunteers are welcome.

“Source to Sea Cleanup volunteers have worked hard to combat litter and illegally dumped trash,” says Alicea Charamut, CRC River Steward. “In the past 20 years, volunteers have removed over 997 tons of trash from the Connecticut River and its tributaries, preventing it from reaching our oceans and becoming a global trash problem.”  

Anyone who has a trash tip should contact CRC at cleanup@ctriver.org or by calling 413-772-2020 x211. Registration is also open for the 2018 Source to Sea Cleanup. All are welcome. Individuals can work solo, start a group, or join a group by visiting www.ctriver.org/cleanup or can get involved in the local effort by contacting Gary Dickerman, gdman411@yahoo.com 603-477-5139.  

“Many areas are cleaner thanks to the efforts of volunteers. Removing trash helps keep precious water resources clean and our natural spaces safe for families and wildlife. It’s a big area and we rely on people to let us know about the problem spots. We may not be able to get to all of them this year, but we’ll work with local residents and agencies to clean up as many as possible,” notes Charamut.

Volunteers are encouraged to share photos and stories of their trash cleanup on CRC’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Tag photos with @CTRiverH2Oshed or #CTRiver.

The Connecticut River Conservancy, formerly Connecticut River Watershed Council, has been a nonprofit advocate for the 11,000 square-mile watershed of the Connecticut River since 1952.

Meeting Minutes

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Term: 3 Years
Meeting: Monthly on the third Thursday at City Hall at 6:00 PM
Appointment: By the Mayor; except the City Council Representative (if any), who is appointed by City Council; any member of the Planning Board wishing to serve on the Conservation Commission shall be recommended by the Planning Board Chairperson to the Mayor for appointment
Makeup: 7 members; one member may be a member of the Planning Board

Conservation Commission members

Seat 1 Seat 2 Seat 3
Term Expires: 03/31/2021 
Stephen Wood, Vice Chair
Term Expires: 03/31/2021
Apt: 2/22/2018
Eileen Skowronski
Term Expires: 03/31/2019
Apt: 4/27/2016
Seat 4 Seat 5 Seat 6
Scott Magnuson
Term Expires: 03/31/2019
Apt: 6/16/2016
Gary Dickerman, Chair
Term Expires: 03/31/2020
Apt: 2/3/2017
Kimberly Gogan
Term Expires: 3/31/2019
Apt: 3/8/2016
Seat 7
City Council Representative
Seat 8 (Alternate) Seat 9 (Alternate)
Term Expires: 12/31/17
Term Expires: 03/31/2013 Apt:
Term Expires: 3/31/2014 Apt:
Seat 10 (Alternate) Seat 11 (Alternate) Seat 12 (Alternate)
Term Expires: 03/31/2015 Apt:
Term Expires: 03/31/2013 Apt:
Term Expires: 3/31/2014 Apt: