Environmental Conservation Commission

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Meeting Time:
2nd Thursday of the month 6PM at Town Hall
The Town of Rochester Environmental Commission is a group of citizens who volunteer their time, are sworn in by the town and meet once a month to discuss and help implement ways to enhance and protect the natural resources of the Town of Rochester and to find ways of helping to educate and protect its citizens from hazards to the environment. It can conduct research at the request of the Town Board or a citizen on topics pertaining to the safety or enhancement of the environment and can react to environmental issues that face the town, county, state and world.
The Commission is in place to alert and educate the community at large on as many issues affecting the environment as are made known to the Commission via newsletters, the Town of Rochester website, the media and certain events. All meetings are open to the public and occur once a month at the Town of Rochester Town Hall.
Commission Members
Name
Position
Term
Laura Finestone
Chairwoman
12/16
Angela Dorris Vice-Chair
12/18
Timothy A. Ganon
Member
12/17
Rick Jones
Member
12/19
Colin McDonough
Member
12/18
Chris Hewitt
Member
12/16
Judith Karpova
Member
12/18
Daniell DuBord
Student Member
Carl Chipman
Town Board Liaison

 

NEWS & NOTES
Environmental Conservation Commission News
Rondout Creek Watershed Summit

WHEN: Tuesday, March 29, 2016: 5:30 – 9 PM
WHERE: Rondout Valley Municipal Center, 1915 Lucas Avenue, Cottekill, NY

Riverkeeper and the Environmental Conservation Commissions of the Towns of
Rochester and Marbletown are hosting the 2nd Annual Rondout Creek Summit,
featuring updates on ongoing and upcoming projects that have a multi-town or
watershed scope. Speakers are expected to include Riverkeeper, Department of
Environmental Conservation, and each conservation commission.

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CONTACT:
Youth Commission
(845) 626-2115

Town of Rochester Earth Day Road Clean-up

April 18th and 25th clean-up days

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Town of Rochester residents are invited to join in our annual community event to clean up our town for Earth Day. Help keep our town beautiful and join in the road cleanup effort Saturday April 18 or Saturday April 25, 2015.  Pick a road, get a few folks together and make your neighborhood shine!

To participate in the road clean-up contact the Youth Commission office to register your clean-up spot and get your orange bags. If your road is not registered, the highway department will not know to pick up the full bags after the clean-up.  The orange bags must be used and will be available at the Town Hall and the Community Center in Accord for those who register. Call (845) 626-2115 or email youthcommission@hvc.rr.com  to register your road and get more information about the Town of Rochester Earth Day Road Clean-up.

April 25th Earthday Celebration

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Join us at the Accord Community Center at 2 for a presentation by Linda-Brook Guenther on

The Birds and the Bees in your Backyard: An interactive discussion on pollinators in our region

• Make your own ‘Ka-Blooms’(pollinator seed bombs) with seeds donated by Hudson Valley Seed Library

  • Learn about composting • Find out about our Rondout Creek Clean Sweep and Stream Walk and how you can participate* Purchase your pollinator and vegetable seeds and more.

 

THEN
Enjoy Accord Community Pizza from our wood-fired oven
& live music from Tulula!

@ the Community Center in Accord

Hosted by the Town of Rochester ECC and Youth Commission

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Join the Town of Rochester ECC for our Creek Cleanup on the Rondout.
When: September14th, Storm date, September 21
Time:10-1
Where: Rail Trail entrance on Berme Road in Kerhonkson
What: Bring your canoe, water and life vest
Be prepared: to work hard, make a difference on our stream and have fun!
We will have a pizza party to celebrate.
To sign up, like us on  Facebook ad sign up.https://www.facebook.com/events/562952797086229/?context=create

Town of Rochester Earth Day Road Cleanup:
Town of Rochester residents are invited to join in a community effort to clean up their town for Earth Day. Take pride in the beauty of our town and join in the road cleanup effort Saturday April 20 or Saturday April 27, 2013. Pick a road, get a few folks together and make your neighborhood shine! Pizza and drinks will be offered at the Community Center, at 2:00 PM, on the April 27th cleanup day as a thank you to those who participate in either cleanup day.
It is very important that anyone wishing to participate in the road cleanup first contact Carol Dennin, at the Youth Commission office, to register their road. If your road is not registered, the highway department will not know to pick up the full bags after the cleanup. Heavy duty orange garbage bags will be available at the Town Hall and the Community Center in Accord for those who register. If the weather is poor on April 20, all cleanup efforts and pizza party will take place on April 27th. Call (845) 626-2115 or emailyouthcommission@hvc.rr.com to register your road and get more information about the Town of Rochester Earth Day Road Cleanup.

 

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