The Town of Boston Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) is currently seeking new members. We are a group of like-minded residents, whose task is to advise the Town Board on conservation and quality of life issues in the town. Some examples of CAC activities are:
Each year the CAC hosts a fishing derby for area children, at the Boston Town Park. Many prizes are given, including fishing gear, and seedlings the participants can plant at home. Local merchants donate prizes and food, and the South Towns Walleye Association has assisted us in the past.
Local Environmental Awareness Fair (L.E.A.F.)
In 2018 the CAC began sponsoring a Local Environmental Awareness fair for the Town of Boston, which included over 15 vendors and activities for the community.
Local Educational Programs
The CAC sponsors educational programs at local schools. This has included building blue bird houses, planting trees and shrubs, and landscape development.
- Subscriptions to educational materials, such as the New York State Conservationist, have been purchased by the CAC for a local school and the Boston Free Library.
- We provide liaison for conservation projects conducted by civic organizations, such as the Boy and Girl Scouts.
- The CAC advises the Town Board on conservation issues which will increase the quality of life in the Town of Boston.
- We have participated in other activities such as fish stocking, tree planting, and, tire and paint recycling.
The CAC meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Planning Room (downstairs in the Town Hall). If you are interested in becoming a CAC member and contributing to the quality of life in the Town of Boston, please send a letter and resume to Town Clerk Sandra L. Quinlan, 8500 Boston State Road, Boston, NY 14025. Also, we are always interested in comments and suggestions from Town residents. Please address those directly to the Conservation Advisory Council, at the above address.