Effingham Conservation Commission

Creatures of the Night

As part of the 2019 Effingham Preservation Society Street Fair, the Effingham Conservation Commission sponsored a live animal presentation titled "Creatures of the Night" put on by the Squam Lake Natural Science Center. Over 50 people attended the show at the Historic Society and enjoyed seeing a Big Brown Bat, a banana eating Porcupine and a Barred Owl.

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 Larry Leavitt Preserve Clean Up Crew

Recently, members of the ECC cleaned up brush and fallen limbs at the Larry Leavitt Preserve on Rt. 153 and the Pine River Cherubini Preserve on Pine River Road. Please come for a visit or a picnic and enjoy two of Effingham's public properties. Pictured are Tim White, Emelyn Albert, and Jack Williams. Kamal Nath (photographer) and Harry Libby joined in the clean-up as well.

Please visit the Larry Leavitt Preserve located on Rt. 153. The ECC installed an ADA-compliant picnic table and bird watching platform for all to enjoy!

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.