Vassalboro Conservation Commission Meeting
February 22, 2018 at 7pm at the Vassalboro Town Hall
Attendees: Betsy Poulin (Chair/Secretary), Holly Weidner, David Jenney, Steve Jones
Absent: Dylan Dillaway


  1. Project Canopy
  2. Town Report
  3. Alewives/Outlet Stream
  4. Upcoming Events

Meeting Proceedings:

  1. Project Canopy
    1. Decided not to apply this year, as the application would be similar to last year and were not successful
  2. Town Report
    1. Town Forest trails work with Erskine
    2. Invasive plants event at the Grange with Alewife Restoration Initiative
    3. Masse Dam removed
  3. Alewives/Outlet Stream
    1. Fish ladder at China Lake Outlet
    2. CC participation and representation at meetings
    3. Consider parking at Historical Society for visiting fish ladder
    4. Lombard Dam to be removed late summer 2018
    5. CRLA - requested $15k, budget now says $5k
    6. Could alewife harvest $ go to CRLA?
    7. CRLA improves water quality through shoreland projects and boat inspections. They perform work no other town entity is doing. Improved water quality improves property values.
  4. Upcoming Events
    1. March 1 - 5:30pm - Davidson Nature Preserve - Full Moon Walk
    2. May 19 - 8am - Vassalboro Wildlife Habitat - Bird Walk
    3. Karen Simpson - Wildflower Planting


April 19th at 7pm is the next meeting.