The Conservation Commission promotes responsible environmental stewardship in the City of Biddeford.
The Commission consists of seven commissioners, appointed for a five-year term. Annually, at its first meeting, the commission elects a chairperson, a vice-chairperson and secretary.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Chrystina GastelumChairPhone:58 Pike Street
Term Expires: 12/2022
Richard RhamesVice ChairPhone: (207) 282-211910 West Loop Road
Term Expires: 12/2021
Thomas CravenPhone: (207) 286-128056 L. B. Orcutt Blvd, #4
P.O. Box 59, Biddeford Pool ME 04006
Term Expires 12/2024
Kenneth BuechsSecretaryPhone: (207) 282-395410 Seal Lane
Term Expires: 12/2022
Susan AmonsPhone: (207) 283-16308 Heather Lane
Term Expires: 12/2023
Maya AtlasPhone: (303) 918-234192 Granite Street, #2
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.
Several organizations can provide more information about conservation efforts.