Conservation Commission

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.


  • Theresa Carroll, Chair Email Chair
  • Patrick Volz
  • Timothy Moran
  • Liz Hamlin-Volz
  • Lisa Halvorsen
  • Scott Wood
For information on agendas and minutes, please click here. Agendas and Minutes

Colchester Blooms!
How You Can Help

As you drive around Colchester, 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, 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 Town of Colchester and send to:

Colchester Blooms!
c/o Liz Hamlin-Volz
123 Holy Cross Road
Colchester, VT 05446

Please put "Conservation Reserve Fund" on the memo line of your check, so your donation is allocated properly. All donations are tax-deductible. Thanks for your support. Be sure to get out and smell the flowers this summer!