Effingham Conservation Commission

Winning Earth Day Posters 2020

LINK: Winning posters of the delayed 2020 Earth Day Poster Contest at EES!

Due to the Covid shutdown in March at the elementary school, the annual Earth Day poster contest was delayed. Thanks to school principal, Patti Morrissey and the teachers, most students were able to participate in November. The theme of the contest was “Rain & Snow. How does rain & snow help the earth?”

The students had some great ideas that were exhibited in their creative efforts. Shown here are the winning posters. Each student who won received an earth science book from the Effingham Conservation Commission, the sponsor of the contest.

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.

The ECC Members

If you care about natural resources, consider joining the ECC to help make a difference in Effingham!

(2022) Emelyn Albert, Chair (603) 539-2035
(2021) Tim White, Recording Secretary
(2020) Jack Williams, Vice Chair/Treasurer
(2020) Harry Libby, Member
(2022) Kamal Nath, Member
Virginia Wrabel, Alternate
Bill Wrabel, Alternate

Meetings: The ECC meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30PM at the Effingham Historic Society Building. The public is invited to attend. ECC meeting minutes are available above and at the town offices.

Address: 68 School St. Effingham, NH 03882

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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.