Conservation Commission


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Essex Town Hall
United States

Key Contacts

The Essex Conservation Commission manages three Town preserves which are open to the public during daylight hours. Bushy Hill Preserve, located in Ivoryton; Canfield Meadow Woods and Viney Hill Brook Park, located in Essex provide a wide variety of terrain and habitat with the purpose of protecting native plants and wildlife.  The Conservation Commission inventories the conservations easements given to the Town by Essex residents and businesses which are available at the Town Clerk’s office. Working with other land use commissions and the Essex Land Trust, the Conservation Commission makes recommendations on the status of conservation and development.


Please see our webpage links for printable maps and details of each preserve: Bushy Hill, Viney Hill Brook Park, Canfield Meadow Woods.

Board Members

Name Title
Robert Ward Member
Adrienne Forrest Member
Richard Helmecki Member
Jeffrey Lovelace Vice Chair
Kathleen Tucker Chair
Frank Hall Secretary
Mark Reeves Member
Jerri MacMillian Alternate
James O'Brien Alternate
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