Tilton Conservation Commission
257 Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276
Tilton, NH

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

A Special Place in Tilton

Casamigos Restaurant sign
276 Main Street

Located on Main Street in downtown Tilton, Casamigos Mexican Restaurant
is a welcome addition to the community with great food, service, and prices.
It's a fun place to eat whenever you visit this historic town in the Lakes Region.
For more information, see their Facebook page or call 729-0062.

Free Summer Concerts in Tilton

Tilton Island Park is the site for the Savina Hartwell concert series on Sunday nights in July and August.
From 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 (weather permitting) you can enjoy different bands and musical experiences at the gazebo on the historic island.
2018 brings a Beatles tribute group,  jazz, classic rock, country, and music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Bring a blanket or chair to sit on as well as a picnic. Food and refreshments are also available.
For more information, go to http://www.angelfire.com/music4/tiltonnh/schedule.html

 Invasive Plants      japanese knotweed examples

 As a new growing season begins, so does the problem of dealing with various invasive species.

What are invasives?
See the NH Department of Agriculture lists of prohibited invasive species at:

How do you deal with invasive plants?
It is important to remember that it is illegal in NH to "collect, transport, sell,
distribute, propagate, or transplant any living or viable potion of any listed prohibited invasive plant species..."
So, cutting invasives and taking them to the dump or putting them in a compost pile are not good ideas.
Suggested methods can be found at https://www.agriculture.nh.gov/divisions/plant-industry/trees-shrubs-vines.htm

Japanese knotweed is one of the most difficult invasives to remove.
Check out this

Just what is a Conservation Commission?

A conservation commission is an advisory body that offers advice on conservation
matters to state and local and agencies and boards. It is the only local board 
that can requestadditional time to review applications submitted to the Wetlands
Bureau of NH Department of Environmental Services. A conservation commission
can also manage conservation areas and monitor easements.

What MUST a conservation commission do?
1. Conduct researches into local land and water areas
2. Seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes
3. Keep an index of all open spaces and natural, aesthetic or ecological areas,
such as marshlands, swamps, and other wetlands
4. Keep accurate records of its meetings and actions

                                              What CAN a conservation commission do?  
            1. Recommend a program for the protection, development or better utilization of all areas in the index
2. May receive gifts of money and property, both real and personal, in the name of the city or town,
     subject to the approval of the local governing body, such gifts to be managed and controlled by the commission
3. May acquire in the name of the town or city, subject to the approval of the local governing body.....
4. May advertise, prepare, print, and distribute books, maps, charts, plans, and pamphlets necessary for its work