MISSION OF THE WILLINGTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION
- Participate in determining the utilization of the Town's land areas through research, inventorying natural resources, and making recommendations to Town officials and regulatory agencies for the wise use of these resources
- Manage the Fenton-Ruby Park & Wildlife Preserve and Drobney Sanctuary and the Talmadge Tract and monitor committed open spaces
- Provide opportunities for citizens to appreciate, to enjoy, and to learn from our natural environment
- Cooperate with regional groups in conservation planning and grant acquisition
- Actively seek opportunities for the preservation of additional open space
The Willington Conservation Commission was established by Town ordinance in October 1967 as authorized by the Connecticut General Statues, Section 7-131a
Willington Conservation Commission Notice and Invitation to the Public:
Discussion and Tour of Planned Timber Harvest Site at
Saturday, September 24 (Rain or Shine)
10 am – 12 noon
*Meet in the Parking lot of Fenton-Ruby Park
on Burma Road
Please join us at Fenton-Ruby Park in Willington on September 24th to learn more about forest management activity and how an upcoming timber harvest on 18 acres in the Park will benefit forest health and wildlife. The forester in charge of the project will lead the public on a tour of the planned harvest site and discuss what will be done as well as what to expect during and after the timber thinning is complete.
Information about upcoming timber harvest at Fenton-Ruby Park:
-Involves 18 acres in the southeast portion of the Park. (No trails are located in the area).
-Harvest will be a thinning, not a clear cut. A professional forester has marked the trees and will oversee the operation that will be conducted by a certified harvester.
-The harvest plan was approved by Inland Wetlands and Watercourses. Soil and water resources in the area will be protected during the harvest.
-Cutting and hauling may start as soon as September 26, 2016 and extend up to May 15, 2017 depending on weather.
-Cutting and hauling may be done weekdays and Saturday. No work will be done on Sundays.
-The Park and all 4 hiking trails will remain open for recreation during the harvest.
-For safety, park users should avoid the posted harvest area and watch for logging trucks when walking on Burma Road to access the trailheads. Park in the designated parking area only.
For more information, please contact:
Kathy Demers, Vice Chairman, Willington Conservation Commission