Conservation Commission

Overview


The Conservation Commission focuses on conservation planning which includes planning for open space. The commission is advisory and does not issue "permits" for development, rather its members make recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Selectmen, and others regarding planned open spaces, greenways, and similar subjects. The Conservation Commission's mission is to preserve the rural character of Ellington by acquisition and protection of open space, farms, forests, lakes, and streams.

Members are appointed to 4-year terms and alternates are appointed to 2-year terms.
HOME ENERGY SOLUTIONS:Ellington has teamed up with Eversource to bring you Home Energy Solutions, an Energize Connecticut (SM) program designed to save you money and reduce energy needs.   A certified and insured contractor is available to visit your home to evaluate energy use and make on-the-spot improvements that will lower your energy bills. During the visit the average household receives about $1,000 of products and services for just $124.  And, after the visit, most customers save about $200 every year by reducing energy consumption.  Residential customers meeting income-eligibility requirements may qualify for assistance.

Also, participating in Home Energy Solutions DURING 2016 makes Ellington eligible for grants to pursue energy-saving projects.  Plus, for every Home Energy Solutions visit, partnering contractors (Aiello Home Services, Energy Efficiencies Solutions, and Fox Heating) will donate $25 to the Ellington Fuel Bank.

To learn more or schedule a Home Energy Solutions appointment please call 877-947-3873 or visit EnergizeCT.com/HES.

Use this link to find regulations, application forms, guides, and other helpful information for the Planning Department and its boards and commissions. Use the "CC" tab to find information specific to the Conservation Commission.


Volunteer Opportunities

Conservation Commission Member


Are you interested in open space and farmland preservation? If so, consider becoming a member of the Ellington Conservation Commission. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Ellington First Selectman's Office at 860-870-3100.

Ellington Hockanum River Trail Subcommittee Member


Are you interested in helping the Ellington Hockanum River Trail Subcommittee maintain existing trails? If so, contact Ann Harford, Subcommittee and Conservation Commission member, at 860-872-0406, or by email; or, contact Lisa M. Houlihan, Town Planner, 860-870-3120.