Conservation Commission Minutes, 08.18.2022

Conservation Commission Meeting
August 18, 2022

Attending: Linda Hecker, Linda Lembke, Anne Montgomery, Susan Bonthron, Marli Rabinowitz, Bill Jewell, Steve Soszynski, Bevan Quinn, Karen Murphy
Public: Patti Smith

Meeting called to order at 5:30 via Zoom.

Agenda adjusted to have Patti Smith speak first about progress on the NRI (Natural Resources Inventory).

Patti shared several draft pages and maps with us. They gave us a good idea of what the final report will look like. It will be a web-based report that can be adjusted with new findings.

The July 28 minutes accepted unanimously.

The Weeks Forest trail is in good shape but will need continued invasive plant removal. We also need to tackle the spreading poison ivy.

There was a discussion about strategic planning in the next few years and also a review of the town plan and the GCC’s stated responsibilities. More discussions will be had in future meetings.

With the help of Dan Zumbruskie and his equipment the dead elm planted last year in the field next to the town office was removed and a new replacement St. Croix elm was planted and watered.

Some members of the GCC and the Guilford Historical Society are working on planning for the 250 th anniversary of the Benjamin Carpenter House (aka Pink House). The celebration for Guilford residents will be on October 1.

The Green River Watershed Alliance sent out a brochure to residents in the Green River Watershed. It is full of information and a map of the watershed. Along with the brochure is a list of events that Patti Smith will be hosting in different parts of the watershed.

The next meeting is September 15 at 5:30.

Meeting adjourned at 7.

Respectfully submitted,
Karen Murphy
Clerk Guilford Conservation Commission