The Commission is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Monroe by protecting the community's outdoor assets and water resources. "
Arbor Day celebration
Members of Girl Scout Troops 34444 and 34266 assembled at Great Hollow Lake in Wolfe Park April 29—the Saturday after Arbor Day—and planted six authentic American chestnut trees in a ceremony marking Monroe's designation by the U.S. Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for the 13th consecutive year. The trees were donated by Tony and Janet DeCarlo of Newtown and were planted north of the lake with the assistance of Russ Tice's ground crew in Monroe's Parks and Recreation Department. Shown here, clockwise from the lower left, Lauren Breyan, Grace Yeager, Maya Fox, Katelyn Alix, Abby Kellogg, Libby McHugh, Ava Tornay, Evelyn Goyette and Park Ranger David Solek who supervised the activities.
Pequonnock River Steamside Buffer Remediation
Pequonnock River Trail
The goal of this project is to connect segments of existing trails along the Pequonnock River to create a continuous green way from Long Island Sound and Downtown Bridgeport, through Trumbull, to the Monroe-Newtown town line.
Maintaining Your Septic System - A Guide For Homeowners
Preventing groundwater pollution
from failing septic systems is a priority for us in Monroe. Contamination
of the groundwater source
can lead to the pollution of local
wells, streams, lakes, and ponds-
exposing family, friends, and
neighbors to waterborne diseases
and other serious health risks.
The Blue Blaze Trail has been extended.
The Paugussett Blue Blaze Trail runs 12.9 miles through Monroe and Shelton. Whenever you're planning to hit the trails, the latest information is waiting here for you. Have a fun and safe journey! Thanks to the Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Click on the above Pequonnock River Initiative logo to see the Conservation Commission's contribution to the Project.
Native Plant Meadow
Monroe Parks & Recreation, Monroe Conservation Commission, and the Monroe Land Trust & Tree Conservancy are partnering to develop a native plant meadow at Oak Grove near Great Hollow Lake. The area will showcase native plantings that support birds, beneficial insects, and other wildlife and will support education on how low maintenance and beautiful native plants you can use in your own garden.
Trails Day Hike June 4, 2017
Watch for next years info here.
Trails Day unfolds across the U.S. the first weekend in June, either Saturday or Sunday, and participation state-wide is heaviest in Connecticut where a majority of the state's 169 communities take part under the administration of the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association.
Tree Canopy in Monroe: View the new interactive story map
Tree growth in our community improves water quality, saves energy, lowers summer temperatures, enhances property values and much more. Matt Fulda, regional planner at the Metro Council of Governments (MetroCOG), has made available the Urban Tree Canopy Project, a study done by the University of Vermont that analyzed the benefits of tree canopies in Monroe and the five other communities in the MetroCOG region. The "story map" depicts Monroe's tree canopy, breaking it down into close-ups of streets, neighborhoods and watersheds so you can see and understand the implications of tree patterns where you live. Clich on the logo below to see the maps
GIS comes to Monroe
Thanks to the Metro Council of Governments (MetroCOG) we now have a local Geographic Information System (GIS).
By clicking on the above logo you can access the system whereby you can locate your house, lot and proximity to Open Space in Monroe.
To Learn more about the conservation commission
Just click on the button and fill in your name and phone number. We will get the process started!
Monroe Land Trust
& Tree Conservancy
Every day, over 5,000 acres of land are developed in the U.S. If you're a landowner looking to preserve your property, learn more today.
Open Space in Monroe
Click Here to Open a PDF of our Open Space Map.
We welcome your comments concerning any errors in the map.
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