Effingham Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission (ECC) meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30PM at the Town Office. If you care about natural resources, consider joining the ECC to help make a difference in Effingham! 

Earth Day Poster Contest

The theme of the contest for 2023 was: Why are bats good for the earth (Click link to see the poster winners!) 

The students showed us, through their creative drawings, a great understanding of bats and what they do for the earth. Clink on the link to see the winning posters. Each student who won received an earth science book from the ECC, contest sponsor. 

The Members

Emelyn Albert (2022)Chair (603) 539-2035
Jack Williams (2022)Vice Chair/ Treasurer
Tim White (2024)Recording Secretary
Harry Libby (2023)Member
Kamal Nath (2023)Member
Diane Jarecki (2024)Member
Virginia WrabelAlternate
Bill WrabelAlternate
Steve JareckiAlternate
The ECC welcomes the public to walk the new Pine River Cherubini Preserve trail that connects the property to an old logging road and continues to the Pine River to one of the best views of nature in Effingham. Trailhead on Pine River Rd.

About the Commission

The Effingham Conservation Commission (ECC), established in 1976, is a volunteer advisory board appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Our primary responsibility is to protect the natural resources of the community. The ECC supports and advises the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Adjustment on conservation issues.

We assist landowners, review, and provide recommendations on wetland permit applications prior to forwarding the applications to the NHDES Wetlands Bureau.

ECC’s duties include keeping an index of open spaces, watersheds, aquifers, forests and woodland environments. When possible, we work to control non-native invasive plants. The Commission stewards and monitors town conservation properties.

The ECC believes our community is sustained by its natural landscapes, clean water, forests and varied habitats for animals and plants. The Commission sees its mission as working to preserve, protect, and properly utilize these resources for present and future residents of Effingham.