Conservation Commission

The Commission shall consist of seven (7) commissioners, appointed for a five-year term. Annually, at its first meeting, the commission shall elect a chairperson, a vice-chairperson and
secretary.The Conservation Commission promotes responsible environmental stewardship in the City of Biddeford.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  1. Thomas Craven

    Chair
    Phone: (207) 286-1280
    56 L. B. Orcutt Blvd, #4
    P.O. Box 59, Biddeford Pool ME 04006
    Term Expires 12/2019

  2. Susan Amons

    Phone: (207) 283-1630
    8 Heather Lane
    Term Expires: 12/2018

  3. Kenneth Buechs

    Phone: (207) 282-3954
    10 Seal Lane
    Term Expires: 12/2022

  4. Bill Murray

    Phone: (207) 283-4746
    124 Old Pool Road
    12/2021

  5. Steven Reiter

    Phone: (207) 286-3352
    6 Brown Farm Road
    Term Expires:12/2019

  6. Marsha Reynolds

    Phone: (207) 284-7362
    91 Newtown Road
    Term Expires: 12/2022

  7. Richard Rhames

    Phone: (207) 282-2119
    10 West Loop Road
    Term Expires: 12/2021

  1. Kendi Norton

    Executive Assistant
    Phone: (207) 284-9313

A Letter from the Conservation Commission

Dear Biddeford Homeowner:

In an effort to encourage the safest and most environmentally friendly methods for caring for our lawns and gardens, the City of Biddeford has adopted the Best Management Practices (BMP) for the Application of Pesticides and Fertilizers on City of Biddeford Properties.

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Importance of Following the BMP Recommendations

Following these practices can go a long way towards ensuring the health of our watershed, your family and pets, and the fishing industries that are so important to our town.

The way each of us cares for our lawn can have an impact on us all. Many of the BMP recommendations apply to individual lawns, and we are hoping that you will join the movement to minimize reliance on weed and insect controls and to take a healthier approach to lawn care. 

Helpful Resources

The Conservation Commission has compiled several resources for homeowners, including:

Feel free to contact any member of the Conservation Commission. We will be happy to give you (or find for you) answers to any questions that you may have. Email board member Tom Craven.

Earth Day Celebration

Join us on Saturday, April 25th for our Earth Day Celebration at the Biddeford Recycling Center. We will be passing out information on healthy lawns, as well as soil kits to help you get on your way to being YardSmart.

It takes time for a lawn to transition from a chemically treated one to a naturally healthy one, but it’s worth the effort. The goal is a lawn that takes less time to maintain, uses less water, demands less fertilizer and pest control and is safer for our surroundings.

We hope you will join in the challenge to make Biddeford beautiful and healthy!

Sincerely,
The Biddeford Conservation Commission

More Information

Several organizations can provide more information about conservation efforts.