Conservation Commission

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agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Agendas and Minutes From 2014 and Older

Initiatives & Activities

The Westbrook Conservation Commission currently has several Open Space initiatives and different activities, including the following areas.

Open Space Planning

Stream in Forest

  • Develop an Open Space Plan based on the Plan of Conservation and Development Open Space Vision

  • Identify and prioritize lands essential for protecting water resources, establishment of greenways, and watershed management

  • Link open spaces with greenways and trails, locally and regionally

Open Space Management

  • Tom ODell Memorial Open Space

  • Control invasive plants
  • Restore coastal forest

TOMOS dedication

SIO purple flowers

Beautiful flora and fauna photos of Tom ODell Memorial Open Space link by Corey Leamy on link provided below

  • Salt Island

Salt Island

Salt Island with dwelling early 1900s

Salt Island early 1900's.  Photo courtesy of Westbrook Historical Society

  • Protect coastal bird nesting sites
  • Stabilize erosion caused by coastal storms

  • Horse Hill Woods

Eggs in vernal pool

  1. Replace trail markers

  • Horse Hill Gorge

Horse Hill Gorge

  • Identify, develop parking area

  • Chapman Mill Pond

Chapman Mill Pond

  • Protect lake water quality
  • Protect vernal pools

  • Stannard Woods

Stannard Woods Open Space

  • A small pox cemetery is located on the property.  You can find the the grave marker of Peter Stannard (10/30/1731- 8/3/1778) who served as a private in Captain Nathan Saltonstall's company of matross as coast guard in 1776.  There are three field stones marking the graves of the children of Peter S. Stannard.  The trail can be found on Peter's Trail off Toby Hill Road.
  • Town Forest

Town Forest sign

  • Create parking areas and install signs
  • Create trail system
  • Create a forest management plan

State Forester Frank Cervo providing some tips on identifying trees

Environmental Education

Management of native plantings in Mulvey River Bank Restoration and Environmental Education Project Area, which is located behind the Mulvey Municipal Building at 866 Boston Post Road.

Patchogue River behind Mulvey

  • Sponsor/conduct invasive plant and pollinator pathway workshops

Sustainable CT

reach the beach Westbrook

Westbrook makes the new year bright

With a resolution of its Selectboard on January 17, 2023, the Town of Westbrook became the 131st Sustainable CT registered Connecticut municipality and the very first newly registered town in 2023.  A coastal community of just under 7,000 inhabitants, Westbrook "embraces an on-going process of working toward greater sustainability," according to the Selectboard's resolution.  Welcome aboard, Westbrook.  You just made the new year brighter for all of us.

Research & Advisory 

Perform research and advisory recommendations for Town Land Use Commissions

Partnerships with Other Agencies

Toby Hill VIII - photo by Doug White

Toby Hill VIII photo by Doug White

All Board meetings except for Executive Sessions are open to the public.

Molly Bernstein
Sheridan Bauman
Christopher Bazinet
Richmond Bell
(D) (CH)
Steve Bergeron(R)10/01/2026

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