Environmental Conservation Commission

Meetings


  • 6:30 pm
  • First Tuesday of the month

Agendas, Packets, and Minutes


Agendas, packets, and action agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are also available following approval.
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Members


  • James Naylor, Vice Chair
  • James Seastrom, Chair
  • Russell McNamer, Place 3
  • Marilyn Lawson, Place 4
  • Alton Bowman, Place 5
  • Thomas Bailey, Place 6
  • Deanna Soper-Pinkelman, Place 7
  • Elaine Takacs, Place 8, Alternate
  • Annaprabha Athappan, Place 9, Alternate
  • Kathryn Wells, Place 10, Alternate

Overview


The Environmental Conservation Commission (ECC) shall have the following powers and duties:

  • Open space: Promote the town's open space plan and its components and facilitate relations between landowners and land trusts. Develop and implement appropriate land protection techniques and tools for preserving open, productive agricultural, natural and scenic lands, while creating compatible recreational resources where appropriate.
  • Conservation projects: Review, evaluate and/or propose conservation projects in relation to objectives expressed in the open space plan and advise town council on appropriateness of conservation incentives.
  • Water quality and conservation: Advise the town council relative to water conservation and the future character and health of the town's bodies of water, stormwater, ground water, and surface water to include reviewing water quality and conservation program activities, prioritizing actions and plans, and public education.
  • Tree preservation: Oversee and advise the town council and staff in policy matters relative to tree preservation. Promote tree care, planting, and the proper management of urban forests.
  • Special matters: Consider, investigate, report and/or recommend upon any special matter or question coming before the commission within the scope of its duties and responsibilities or referred to it by the town council or town manager.
  • Outdoor learning area: Assist in the enhancement, promotion, and preservation of the town's tree farm and outdoor learning area.
  • Recruitment and funding: Assist and advise the town council and staff in recruitment of volunteers, facilitating grant applications, and seeking contributions to support environmental initiatives.
  • Public engagement: Promote public awareness and community outreach programs related to environmental initiatives.
  • Advisory resources: The commission may form subcommittees, recruit unpaid advisors, hold public hearings, encourage the interest of other organizations in its objectives, and engage in similar activities which in its judgment may assist it in making recommendations and promoting environmental conservation.
  • Regulations: The commission may propose adopt, amend, or repeal regulations to town council as deem necessary or desirable in order to carry out its powers and duties.
  • Reporting: The commission shall submit to the town council, not less than every 12 months, a report of its progress and recommendations.
  • Sustainability: The commission shall develop, oversee, and promote the town's sustainability plan and its components.

Contact Us 


Click on this email (ECC@flower-mound.com) to provide comments to Commission members about current or future agenda related items. Commission members are unable to reply to your message(s) due to Open Meetings regulations. In addition, correspondence received 2 hours prior to the meeting start time may not be read as Commission members are preparing for the meeting. Please note your correspondence is considered public information, however, your email, or other information deemed confidential by law, would not be disclosed.

For additional information or questions, contact
Town staff at 972.874.6340 or EnvironmentalServices@flower-mound.com.