Town of Montgomery Conservation Advisory Council (CAC)

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).

You can review our 2020 annual report here.

You can review our 2019 annual report here.

Interested in Helping the Environment Right Here in Montgomery?

Please email the CAC Chair Patricia Henigan to join our group! henighanpatricia@gmail.com

The TOM CAC has facilitated opportunities for residents to learn about the local environment and sustainability, and to volunteer to improve the quality of life and our environment in our community.

Take a look at the exciting work we've done in the last decade, and sign up to help us out at an upcoming event!

2022 Events and Projects

Events:

  • 11th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep-May 7th, 2022

Click here for information on this event

Projects:

  • Critical Environmental Areas - The Town of Montgomery Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) received a grant from the Hudson River Estuary Program and Hudsonia, Ltd. to work on a proposal to create a Critical Environmental Area in the Town based on information and recommendations in the updated Natural Resources Inventory of 2020 and the Town Comprehensive Plan of 2021.

Click here for additional information

2021 Events

  • RiverSweep! 5/7/221. Thank you to our volunteers who cleaned up along the Wallkill!

  • Trees for Tribs! 5/23/21. Thanks to volunteers who successfully planted at Benedict Farm Park! Info here.

Thank you to those who attended the discussion of Climate Smart Goals and to view a screening of the film Paris to Pittsburgh, presented by our CLIMATE SMART COMMUNITY TASK FORCE on November 16, 2019. Thank you also to our sponsors:

  • Town of Montgomery CAC

  • Walden Women's Club

  • Josephine-Louise Public Library


The Town of Montgomery CAC received 2 awards for their

Rain Barrel Workshops in 2012

click here to see article in Wallkill Valley Times

A group award for the Rainbarrel Project from the Hudson River Watershed Alliance, given at their conference on Oct. 12th at the Mohonk House.

The other was from the NYS Association of Conservation Councils (NYSACC) given at their award dinner of the Annual Conference on Oct. 12th in Syracuse, NY.


How to contact us

To contact the Town of Montgomery CAC send email to:

tomcac5@gmail.com

or

henighanpatricia@gmail.com

Conservation Advisory Council Members

Patricia Henighan (chairperson)

Ilene Castaldo

Brittany Dibenedetto

John Fagan

Thomas Owens

Mark Palczewski

Lynn Thompson

Karina Tipton

Friend of the CAC: Mary Ellen Matise