Established April 2005, by the Town of Montgomery, the Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) is an advisory unit of municipal government. The CAC provides pertinent environmental information to aid in the decision making process of the governing body. The CAC is a member of the NY Association of Conservation Commissions(NYSACC).

Town of Montgomery CAC receives 2 awards for their Rain Barrel Workshops in 2012
click here to see article in Wallkill Valley Times

We presently have no openings, if you'd like to be considered as a member on the CAC  in the future or attend a meeting, please contact:
The Town of Montgomery Office of the Supervisor at (845)457-2600. 
Or you may send an email to:

Workshop & Event Announcements

  • DEC Hudson River Estuary Program Grants On Monday, May 5, 2014 1:40 PM, Jennifer Epstein <> wrote: Hello All,   DEC has announced that the 2014 Hudson River Estuary Grants are available! Over $620 ...
    Posted May 6, 2014, 1:38 PM by TOM CAC
  • USFS Webinar Series: Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation (May 14, 2014) The Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series Presents…   Session #24: Integrated Water Strategies at the Urban Fringe Wednesday, May 14, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Eastern Time ...
    Posted May 5, 2014, 11:53 AM by Gary Leather
  • How’s the Water in the Wallkill River? How’s the Water in the Wallkill River?When:April 24, 2014: 7:30PM to 8:30PMWhere:Town Hall, 1 Veterans Drive, New Paltz, NY mapRiverkeeper will present ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2014, 12:55 PM by Gary Leather
  • Rising Waters, Raising Consciousness, Thursday January 30, 6 pm, Friends Hall We got a taste during Sandy, but what if our whole nation was in danger of being swallowed by the sea?Please Jointhe Ramapo College Masters in Sustainability Studies ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 9:22 AM by Gary Leather
  • Hudsonia Announces Six-Month Biodiversity Assessment Training Six-Month Training in Biodiversity Assessment for Land Use Decision-Makers   Starting April 2014   Offered at no charge to selected groups. Training credits are available. ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2014, 3:40 PM by TOM CAC
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Conservation Advisory Council Members

Patricia Henighan
Heather Winum
Gary Leather
Richard Phelps

To contact the Town of Montgomery CAC send email to:

2014 Events

A Celebration of Bluebirds
Date: Sunday, March 23rd
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Meet at Benedict Farm Barn
click here for more info

Trees for Trib
Date: Sunday, April 27th
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Benedict Farm Park
click here for more info

Wallkill River Sweep
Date: Saturday, May 10th
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at River Road (fishing park)
For details click here

Our 2013 Events

  • Tree planting at Walden Estates was held on October 19th, 2013 (click here for details and photos from this event)
  • Rain Barrel Workshops were held on April 6th and May 4th (click here for details & photos of the event) 
2012 Events
  • The CAC would like to thank all the volunteers that helped with our Tree & Shrub planting (Trees for Tribs program) on May 6th along the Tin Brook in Walden. You can see some photos from this event by clicking here
  • The Rain Barrel workshops were a great success!  You can see some photos of each of the workshops by clicking here
    We  would also like to hear from those that participated in these workshops.  Please send us pictures of your set up and comments on how your rain barrel is working out.  You can send them to or

Trees for Tribs program along the Tin Brook  

Last Spring, we once again were involved in the Trees for Tribs program.  We planted at two locations in Walden this year on the Tin Brook.  With the help of 60+ volunteers, we  planted 200 trees and shrubs along the Tin Brook in Walden, New York on May 6th, 2012..  (click here to see photos)