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.
Thomas CravenChairPhone: (207) 286-128056 L. B. Orcutt Blvd, #4
P.O. Box 59, Biddeford Pool ME 04006
Term Expires 12/2019
Susan AmonsPhone: (207) 283-16308 Heather Lane
Term Expires: 12/2023
Kenneth BuechsPhone: (207) 282-395410 Seal Lane
Term Expires: 12/2022
Bill MurrayPhone: (207) 283-4746124 Old Pool Road
Steven ReiterPhone: (207) 286-33526 Brown Farm Road
Marsha ReynoldsPhone: (207) 284-736291 Newtown Road
Term Expires: 12/2022
Richard RhamesPhone: (207) 282-211910 West Loop Road
Term Expires: 12/2021
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.
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.
The Conservation Commission has compiled several resources for homeowners, including:
- Best Management Practices for the Application of Turf Pesticides and Fertilizers (PDF)
- 10 Simple Steps to a Safe and Healthy Lawn
- 7 Questions You Should Ask Your Lawn Care Company
- The Biddeford YardSmart Pledge
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!
The Biddeford Conservation Commission
Several organizations can provide more information about conservation efforts.