Red-bellied Woodpecker, a formerly southern species that, with climate change, is now being sighted in Georgetown.

Welcome to the Georgetown Conservation Commission

The Commission meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m., normally in the Georgetown Town Offices, 50 Bay Point Road.  Due to pandemic restrictions the Commission has met via Zoom during 2020 and 2021.  Links to Zoom meetings are available by contacting the Town Office at gtwnme@hotmail.com no later than 2 p.m. the day before the meeting.  Anyone is welcome to attend.

Current members:

  • Kathy Gravino, Chairperson
  • Maureen Stanton, Secretary
  • Roger Bogart
  • Ruth Indrick 
  • Nancy Kinner
  • Jessica Weller (Alternate Member)
  • Aria Eee (Alternate Member)

Minutes of past meetings are available here:  https://www.georgetownme.com/?page_id=23

Want to join the Conservation Commission?  Attend any meeting or contact us at conserve04548@gmail.com

The Georgetown Conservation Commission provides leadership in the development, use and conservation of Georgetown’s natural resources.  These include:  flora and fauna;  woods and water.  The Commission keeps an inventory of the natural resources in the town, publishes educational and informational materials, sponsors relevant seminars and projects, and cares for and maintains town-owned open space  — currently the Ipcar and Round the Cove Preserves.  We also liaison with the Maine Historic Preservation Commission to protect Georgetown’s numerous sites of archeological and historic significance.

Past projects have included an assessment of the state of Georgetown’s acquifer and its implications for residential and commercial water needs, and development of the ‘Coastal Stewardship Guide’ to protecting wetland and marine resources.  Information on current projects can be found under the ‘Projects’ heading.  Some projects are initiated by the Conservation Commission; some by interested community members.  If you have a project to propose — let us know!