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July 05, 2012 Minutes of the Weathersfield Conservation Commission

Members present:  Gary Pelton, chair; Chris Harris, Tina Wood and Harry Temple

Members absent:   George Ainley and Roy Burton

Meeting called to order at 7:05 PM at the Weathersfield Meeting House

Minutes were accepted as corrected: some of the dates were incorrect in the calendar of coming events.

Harry said he is now an official member of the Con. Com.

Tina reported for Roy that he had met with Nancy Nutile-McMenemy about the Wildlife Photo Contest that the Con. Com. will be running.  She is willing to help and they discussed possible rules and a time-frame. Roy will report further at the next meeting.

We talked about a piece of land off Rt. 106 that is located just north and east of Downers.  It is a 2 acre piece of swamp land which the woman who owns it would like to donate to the town.  We will walk it  THURS., JULY 19 at 6:00 PM.  We will meet at the turn-off of Rt 106 just north of Downers on the left. It is the McDowell property.

We discussed having a Purple Loosestrife flyer to urge people to cut off the blossoms before it goes to seed. Gary will produce a flyer with a picture and explanation to distribute around town.

We reported on the Garlic Mustard Pulling event at the Dan Foster Museum:  there were 14 people and 8 or 9 55 gallon bags were filled and brought to the Recycling. A terrific success!

There will be an Invasive Species Workshop on Tues., August 14 at 7:00 PM. Tina will send out the information to newspapers as soon as Gary gets her the commentary.It will be at the Center Meeting House and there will be refreshments.

Chris showed us the maps he uses for finding soil types when there is a subdivision to be done.  He has asked to be relieved of this job (for which we thank him for doing so well over the years).  We will discuss who will take over this job at the next meeting.  He also mentioned he has a lot of boxes containing old Con. Com. info.  We will ask deForest where it should be stored.

Another invasive species has been reported in town: Giant Hogweed was found on the Center Road and Gary determined what it was.  It is VERY poisonous to the touch as photodermititis blisters will form on the skin if touched.  Gary will get rid of it.  It is the first sighting of Giant Hogweed in Weathersfield.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM

Agenda items for Aug. 2nd meeting: Wildlife Photo contest; Invasive Workshop; McDowell land

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