The Cabot Conservation Committee consists of at least five members appointed by the Select Board. The Committee advises the Planning Commission and Select Board on matters relating to the Town’s natural resources. The Conservation Committee was established in 1994 to develop, implement and manage projects and receive funds for projects which:
- Help to retain working farms and agricultural and forest lands as part of the working landscape
- Create new outdoor recreational opportunities in town, such as multi-purpose trails, parks, and fishing and swimming access to ponds and streams;
- Assist the Planning Commission in providing a conservation and natural resources element to the Town Plan;
- Promote energy efficiency and resource conservation in residential, municipal, and commercial buildings; and
- Improve the quality of air, land and water and enhance the beauty and well-being of the town’s natural resources.
Gary Gulka, Chair
Roland Payne, Jr
2nd Monday bi-monthly, 7 pm
The Conservation Committee coordinates annual Green Up Day activities on the first Saturday in May.
In 2014, the Cabot Conservation Fund was established for the following purposes: conduct studies of natural resources in the community, develop recreational trails, undertake conservation projects, control invasive plant species, manage the town forest, conduct educational activities on natural resources conservation, and conserve land of significant public value consistent with the Cabot Town Plan. Currently the fund contains $2000 and additional appropriations to the fund are dependent on approval of the town each year. Donations to the fund are welcomed.