Vassalboro Conservation Commission Meeting
March 15, 2017 at 7pm at the Vassalboro Town Hall
Attendees: Betsy Poulin (Chair/Secretary), David Jenney, Steve Jones, Holly Weidner
Absent: Dylan Dillaway


  1. Minutes
  2. Project Canopy
  3. Invasive Species Lecture/Workshop
  4. Membership

Meeting Proceedings:

  1. Minutes
    1. Voted to approve minutes.
  2. Miscellaneous
    1. Lots of deer around looking for food
    2. 15 Lots on Iona Drive are up for tax sale. ? acre lots of Crowell Hill Road, not far from the intersection with Cross Hill Road.
  3. Project Canopy
    1. We weren’t awarded the grant this year.
  4. Invasive Species Lecture/Workshop
    1. Could work with property owners to increase awareness about invasive species and teach them removal techniques.
    2. Could do a lecture Friday night at the Grange and workshop from the grange the following morning. Maybe Judy Stone from Colby could do the lecture.
    3. Steve will contact Matt Streeter, as they might like to be a co-sponsor. Try April 19 or 26 to meet with Matt to plan
    4. Steve has been working with Matt to get a plant list in order for revegetation along the bare soil.
  5. Outlet Stream Dam Removals
    1. David is part of a group planning the fishway location and design at the outlet of China Lake. The current thought is the fishway will be on the east side of outlet stream.
    2. Who will care for the fishways?
    3. Retaining walls behind the Grange and Post Office are being evaluated to see how the changes in water flow are affecting structural integrity
    4. The Conservation Commission can help improve education and interest about the project. The Invasive Species workshop along the Outlet Stream could help bridge the gaps.
  6. Erskine Day of Caring - May 17th
  7. Membership
    1. Contact Hannah Brazier and her friend to come to the next meeting.

Wednesday, May 10th at 7pm is the next meeting.