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The Conservation Commission currently has two vacancies for Bethlehem residents. Additionally, two terms will expire in April. Terms are for three years.
The Conservation Commission is a group of up to seven volunteers appointed by the Select Board to carry out the objectives defined in the Handbook for the New Hampshire’s Municipality Conservation Commissions for “the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources and the protection of the watershed resources” of the municipality.
Currently our major projects are the Annual Roadside Clean-up Day, which takes place in May, and the Town Forest. The Commission also is involved with applications for permits to undertake work on or near wetlands.
Although voting is limited to the seven members, other Bethlehem residents may become Alternates. Alternates are eligible to vote in the absence of members at regular meetings and are eligible to finish the terms of members who may be unable to complete their terms.
Expertise in wetlands or forestry is welcome but not necessary.
We generally meet on a fourth Thursday. Our next meeting is Thursday, February 19, at 6 p.m. on the Third Floor of Town Hall. If you are curious, stop in to attend a meeting. Attending a meeting does not mean you have to become a member!
For more information, call Cheryl Jensen, current Chair, at 869-5453, or the Town Office at 869-3351.