About the Conservation Advisory Committee
The City of Beacon Conservation Advisory Committee (CAC) is charged with advising the Planning Board and the City Council on matters affecting the preservation, development and use of the natural and man-made features in the City. In June, 2019 the CAC was appointed Beacon’s Climate Smart Task Force by the City Council. This task force is headed by the City of Beacon’s Climate Smart Coordinator, Faye Leone.
The Committee advises on major environmental threats and maintains an inventory of natural resources and an index of all open spaces.
Our upcoming Agenda for November 2023 can be found here.
City of Beacon Composting Program
The City of Beacon began its Municipal Compost Program in 2022, which features both backyard bins and community drop sites for compostable waste. The program is managed by the Conservation Advisory Committee’s Compost Working Group with funding from the City of Beacon.
For more detail on the program and for information on how you can participate, click here.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm and are open to the public in the Courtroom at 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY 12508. The Committee strongly encourages mask wearing during meetings. The November meeting will take pace on Thursday, November 4th due to Election Day on Tuesday, November 2nd
The Committee shall consist of nine members appointed for a two-year term. If there is a vacancy and you wish to apply, please visit:
Sergei Krasikov, Chair
To apply for a position on the committee, please click here! Note that a current resume is required to be attached with all applications.
Water Conservation Tips
All city residents can do their part to conserve water in Beacon. The CAC has compiled a list of 19 Water Conservation Tips for residents. Here are some of our favorites:
- Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush. There is no need to keep the water running while brushing your teeth. Just wet your brush and fill a glass for mouth rinsing.
- Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks. Read the house water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.