The purpose of the Conservation Committee is to keep members well informed on current conservation issues; to promote respect for natural resources and responsibility for environmental stewardship; to encourage conservation work locally; to provide environmental education programs; and to work with other conservation agencies and organizations. Sasqua annually sends representatives to the National Affairs and Legislation Conference in Washington, DC, to learn about relevant conservation legislation and lobby for its importance.
Members collected single-use plastics used in their daily routine to illustrate and improve our club’s consumption.
Sasqua in conjunction with local organizations, including the Boy Scouts, installed a pollinator garden at the Fairfield History Museum.
C-Change is just one of the speakers used to education members about conservation issues
Identify Your Land Issues
Identify the land area that affects the quality of life in your community. Begin to understand the impact of urban sprawl on your town environmentally, aesthetically and financially.
Take Local Action
What threats are there to the quality of the environment in your area?
Habitats– How are plant and animal habitats affected by land development? Are wildlife and plant species disappearing? Are invasive plants taking over the land?
Land Use and Town Conservation Efforts– What development is permitted under your local land-use laws?
Natural and cultural resources– What significant natural and cultural resources are located in your area?
- Community Planning: An Introduction to the Comprehensive Plan, Eric Kelly, Barbara Becker, Island Press, 1999 – textbook on developing a Comprehensive Land-Use Plan)
- Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck, North Point Press, New York, 2000.
- Solving Sprawl: Models of Smart Growth in Communities Across America, F. Kaid Benfield, Jutka Terris, Nancy Vorsanger, National Resources Defense Council, 2001.
- Changing Places: Rebuilding Community in the Age of Sprawl, Richard Moe and Carter Wilkie, Henry Holt & Co., 1997.
- Preserving Family Lands: Book II, Stephen J. Small, Esq. Landowner Planning Center, Boston, MA, 1997.
- Smart Growth Online a service of the Smart Growth Network formed by EPA and several non-profit and government organizations. Funded by EPA. Smart Growth Funding Resource Guide.