Conservation Commission


  • Theresa Carroll, Chair
  • Patrick Volz, Vice Chair
  • Lisa Halvorsen, Secretary
  • Lisa Liotta
  • Pam Loranger
  • Timothy Moran
  • Liz Hamlin-Volz

The Conservation Commission is concerned with the public awareness and preservation of Colchester natural areas; water quality of rivers, ponds, and Lake Champlain; wildlife habitats; and beautification of the Town. Annual activities include:

  • Green Up Day Coordination
  • Annual Rain Barrel Workshop
  • Holy Cross Road rain garden maintenance
  • Care of the Urban Forest Project, through the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program
  • Meets the 3rd Monday of the month, usually in the late afternoon/early evening at the Bayside Activity Center or other sites, depending on activity. Check agendas for details.

We thank the UVM Extension for their support!

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On Monday, April 16 at 6:30PM at the Bayside Activity Center, the Conservation Commission is hosting a Rain Garden Workshop. Come join and learn about how certain plants absorb rainfall, filter pollutants, and provide important bird and bee habitats. This event is generously supported by the UVM Master Gardener Program and will be hosted by Master Gardener Jeff Young. Attendance is free but donations are gratefully accepted to support Colchester Blooms. Please contact staff to reserve your spot at 802-264-5621 or

Colchester Blooms!
How You Can Help

As you drive around Colchester in the summer, isn't it great to see all the flowers in bloom?  We think so, which is why we are asking you to consider making a donation to Colchester Blooms!

Whether you are able to give $5 or want to donate $100 or more, your contribution will bring plenty of smiles to the faces of residents and visitors alike who will enjoy the beautiful displays of flowers from mid-May through the end of September.

Mailing Address

Make your check payable to the Colchester-Milton Rotary Charitable Fund and send to:

Colchester Blooms
162 Jimmo Drive
Suite 2
Colchester, VT 05446

All donations are tax-deductible. If you have any questions, contact Theresa Carroll 802-863-4128 or via email. Thanks for your support. Be sure to get out and smell the flowers this summer!