Ridgefield Conservation Commission: Who Are They? What Do They Do?

Ridgefield’s Conservation Commission's Spring 2021 Newsletter is available and on the RCC website!

This is the first edition of our quarterly newsletter and is a great way for the public to better understand what it is we do, and why we do it! Learn about all of our exciting projects by clicking this link!
Ever wonder who keeps all our open space trails cleared and passable? One of the key functions of the Conservation Commission is to maintain and create new trails in our open spaces. Our trail maintenance efforts have been enhanced by the feedback we receive from our Ridgefield Rangers. About 100 fallen trees have been removed in the last season. This year (along with Scout participation), the Conservation Commission oversaw new trail bridges at the Schlumberger, Casey Lane, Barrack Hill, and Hemlock Hills open spaces. Also constructed was an Interactive Trail at Ridgebury Slope/Peterson Gorge, a new trail in Hemlock Hills (green/orange), and the new Goodwill Trail on the Schlumberger property. This work is primarily done by three of our highly qualified commissioners and seasonal staff along with occasional assistance from Parks and Rec staff, outside contractors, and our Rangers.
Meet the commissioners by viewing the newsletter here.
Ridgefield’s Conservation Commission serves the town by devoting our efforts to the sound development, conservation, supervision and regulation of the town's natural resources.
Did you know?  The Conservation Commission maintains 55 miles of trail in over 30 open spaces that range from easy to difficult.


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