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Telephone: (203) 622-6461 
Fax: (203) 622-3795
Location: Town Hall, 2nd Floor
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Conservation Commission does not have regular counter hours. Professional staff is available by appointment.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Greenwich Conservation Commission, directed by Denise Savageau, is an advisory board set up under State Statute and local ordinance to assist the Town with planning and management of its natural and cultural resources.

The Conservation staff works daily with Planning and Zoning, Inland Wetlands, Health, Parks and Recreation, Public Works and the Board of Selectmen's office and regularly attends meetings.

Commission members and staff serve as liaisons to numerous local, regional, and state environmental organizations including:

  • Friends of Greenwich Point 
  • Greenwich Land Trust
  • Greenwich Green and Clean
  • Mianus River Watershed Council
  • Soundwaters
  • Land Conservation Coalition of Connecticut
  • Fairfield County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Connecticut Envirothon Program
  • Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
  • Audubon Greenwich
  • League of Conservation Voters


NEWS:
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Healthy Yards Workshop for Landscape Professionals
Healthy Yards Workshop for Landscape Professionals

The Conservation Commission invites all landscape professionals to attend the educational workshop on healthy yard maintenance. 

January 31, 2018, 1-3:30pm, Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob

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Protecting the Sound: From Your Backyard to the Shore and Beyond
Protecting the Sound: From Your Backyard to the Shore and Beyond
Pollinator Potluck Wednesday, January 24th, 6:00-7:30pm at the Audubon Center in Greenwich
Protecting the Sound: From Your Backyard to the Shore and Beyond
By: Bill Lucey, Soundkeeper for Save the Sound and Denise Savageau and Aleksandra Moch, Greenwich Conservation Commission
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Town of Greenwich Joins the Sustainable CT Initiative
Town of Greenwich Joins the Sustainable CT Initiative
On December 18, the Greenwich Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to join Sustainable CT, an exciting new initiative to support Connecticut's cities and towns. Read more

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Greenwich Point BioBlitz a huge success!
Greenwich Point BioBlitz a huge success!
The Greenwich Conservation Commission and Greenwich Shellfish Commission, in conjunction with the University of Connecticut and others, came together to catalog life during a 24 hour period called the "BioBlitz" at Greenwich Point, Conn., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. 
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Vermicomposting Lecture at the Seaside Center
Vermicomposting Lecture at the Seaside Center
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 --- 1:30-4:00pm at the Seaside Center.
Greenwich Conservation Commission and Greenwich Community Gardens will introduce participants to composting with earthworms. 
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2017 Experience the Sound
2017 Experience the Sound
Sunday's "Experience the Sound: from Streams through Soil to Sea" event at Tod's Point was a huge success!

Check out Greenwich Time article ... Read more
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Landscape Professionals - Healthy Yards Workshop
Landscape Professionals - Healthy Yards Workshop

The Conservation Commission would like all property owners to contact their landscape professional to let him/her know about this free educational workshop on healthy yard maintenance. Healthy yards not only benefit the property owners, but also those who maintain them.

Wednesday, January 31st 1:00-3:30pm at the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible ...

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Greenwich Water Supply: Current Conditions
Greenwich Water Supply: Current Conditions
MAY 1 CONDITIONS: The Board of Selectmen rescinded the water ban and adopted water restrictions on all outdoor irrigation by automatic irrigation systems and sprinkler type equipment limiting watering to 2-day per week ... Read more
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Earth Day Celebration Month in Greenwich
Earth Day Celebration Month in Greenwich
Each year, in celebration of Earth Day, local officials and environmentalists put together a month-long calendar of events that runs from April until early May.  
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The 2016 Draft Annual Report for the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater
The 2016 Draft Annual Report for the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater
In accordance with its MS4 Stormwater Management Permit, the Town of Greenwich is required to produce an Annual Report and make it available for public comment. The 2016 Draft Annual Report for the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small MS4 (GSM 000084) is now available online and in the Town's Engineering offices in Town Hall for review....
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New Leaf Recycling Program in Greenwich
New Leaf Recycling Program in Greenwich
Take a survey, get resources and find out more about our new Leaf Recycling program called "Leaves: Nature's Treasures" by visiting our new website here.
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Leaf Recycling Survey for Landscape Professionals
Leaves: Nature's Treasures / The new leaf recycling/reusing program in Greenwich. Take the survey here.
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Leaf Recycling Survey for Property Owners
Leaves: Nature's Treasures / The new leaf recycling/reusing program in Greenwich. Take the survey here
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What is the Best Way to Manage Leaves?
What is the Best Way to Manage Leaves?
Reuse leaves by shredding them into the lawn when mowing.  The excess leaves can be collected and used to prepare compost or left to turn into leaf mold. ... Read more
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INITIATIVE TO DATE
Resolution: On July 30, 2015 the Board of Selectmen adopted a resolution encouraging the residents to recycle leaves... ... Read more
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2015 Open Space Plan Recommended for Adoption as Addendum to 2009 Plan of Conservation and Development
On March 9, 2015 the Town of Greenwich Conservation Commission recommended that the 2015 Open Space Plan be adopted as an addendum to the 2009 Plan of Conservation and Development.
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Take the Flood Assistance Survey
Take the Flood Assistance Survey
A new online survey is being conducted by the Conservation Commission to better assess the impact 
of Superstorm Sandy and specifically to identify long term recovery needs in the community. Read more
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Sandy - A Look at Coastal Flooding in Greenwich
New presentation on coastal flooding in Greenwich using Sandy for a reference. Prepared by Conservation Director, Denise Savageau, who worked in the Emergency Operation Center during the event and is working to educate residents about the threats of coastal flooding in our community and how we can become a resilient community. Read the presentation.
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Mianus Fishway Camera
Watch the Fish from March through mid to late June.

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