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Conservation Commission

Windsor’s Conservation Commission consists of 9 regular members and 3 alternates appointed by the Town Council. The commission meets the last Tuesday of most months and all meetings are open to the public.

The commission is dedicated to preserving Windsor’s open space and conservation areas. The commission through forums and events shares information with the public on land preservation and environmental protection. Several areas such as open space preservation, agricultural land preservation, strategies to balance conservation and development, and environmental protection are major focuses of the commission.

Please feel free to contact us with questions and comments.

perko@townofwindsorct.com

Join the Conservation Commission in a virtual forum on February 24th at 7 PM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82658351966

US: +1 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 826 5835 1966

FOOD SECURITY AND FARMLAND PRESERVATION
Dealing with the Pandemic, Climate Change, and Carbon Footprint

Remember the run on toilet paper? That obsession transitioned into a run on food and
people shoring up out of fear of shortages or inability to get to the market. The Pandemic has
changed our lives in numerous ways and food is one of them. To learn where we stand on
food security, the connection with farmlands, Climate Change, and ourcarbon footprint, tune
in to Windsor Conservation Commission’s (WCC) virtual forum featuring Kip Kolesinskas on
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 7pm-8pm

Much of Kip’s focus and recent work involve efforts to improve farmland access and
affordability, develop climate change adaptation strategies, and to provide technical services
to new and beginning farmers. A number of Kip’s clients have included; the American
Farmland Trust (AFT), the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Connecticut Farmland
Trust, North Central Conservation District, and the University of Connecticut Extension.
Formerly a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist for
Connecticut and Rhode Island, Kip is the Co-Chair of the Working Lands Alliance and a
member of the Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality.

Spread the word and plan to join the WCC Wednesday, February 24, beginning at 7pm
for this worthwhile and timely presentation. Access the Town of Windsor Conservation
Commission website townofwindsorct.com or check with WCC town coordinator Emily Perko for a virtual link to the event.

 

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the WCC was unable to realize its full agenda for forums during 2020. We held all of our Commission meetings via Virtually. We continued to be proactive in setting goals and meeting them as feasibly possible, fulfilling agenda items, and educating the public via the Media, WINTV and other outlets on sundry issues such as farmland preservation, open space and Windsor lands, and related information. Some of our efforts include:

  1. Public Education Forum on February 24, ‘Youth Combating Climate Change’, Panelists:  Sunrise Movement Students: Sena Wazer and Mitch Kvard. Also State Representative Bobby Gibson
  2. Recognition Award: a Tree planted near River Walk in appreciation  to John Karas and the Windsor Journal as a news and information source
  3. Submitted articles on “Keep Windsor Growing-Support Your Local Farms”
  4. Arranged and confirmed with TAKE 2 event for September 5, E-Cycle 9 am -1 pm Town Hall parking lot
  5. Exploring interest in winter’s Farmer’s Market (2021 January – April)
  6. Working on littering issues as affects Windsor landscape and waterways