May 13, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWBURY CONSERVATION PLAN COMPLETED
(Newbury, NH) – The Newbury Conservation Commission has released their first Conservation Plan . The plan will guide the conservation and Land Use Planning in the Town of Newbury for years to come. The Conservation Plan is an exciting document, guiding the town planners to help preserve and enhance the ecological integrity of the town's natural environmental and wildlife habitats. Included in the plan are up-to-date maps that are educational and will serve as a useful planning tool for the townspeople of Newbury. The Newbury Conservation Commission is proud to add the conservation plan to the town roster of important documents that will promote efforts to sustain Newbury’s rural character and scenic qualities.
"The plan is important because of the information it presents about ecological conditions in town and potentially important natural areas in town," said outgoing Conservation Commission Chairman Bill Weiler. "I wish to thank E. Ann Poole (Ecologist and Environmental Planner) who produced the plan working closely with the Newbury Conservation Commission, the Newbury Planning Board and all the people who helped pull this plan together. It was truly a community project."
Planning and development of the plan began in 2001. The effort incorporated a variety of stakeholders including residents, conservation groups, and local and state government agencies. Residents provided input into the plan through scoping meetings and community forums that fielded a variety of issues throughout the process. The final plan was developed from public comment on a draft plan and from additional input from the town planning board. The final Conservation Plan will be included in the updated Newbury Master Plan currently under development.
Copies of the conservation plan are posted on the town’s Web site - www.newburynh.org– and are on display at the Newbury Town Library. Additional copies can be obtained by contacting the conservation commission at Newbury Town Offices, PO Box 296, 937 US Rte 103, Newbury, NH 03255.
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For more information, please contact:
Katheryn C. Holmes, Vice-Chair
Newbury Conservation Commission
Newbury Town Offices
PO Box 296, 937 US Rte 103
Newbury, NH 03255
Telephone: (603) 763-4940