Open Space and Conservation Master Plan Team

Citizens Implementation Committee Project Team


Open Space and Conservation Open House - Wed Nov 8 @ 7:00 PM - Flyer

Complete an Open Space Conservation Survey Here!

Public Opinion Survey

Landowner Survey



This group was established in early 2017 to implement Goals 3, 7 and 8 from the 2011 Comprehensive Plan Update 2011:

"Ensure the Protection of the Town of Canandaigua’s natural resources;”

“Conserve and maintain the land that provides critical open space and scenic resources;”

“Create a network of linkages for wildlife habitat, scenic views and recreational trails.” 

The Open Space team has been working very hard on a plan that will help to retain the Town’s open spaces and undeveloped forests, fields, and land. An RFP has gone out requesting proposals for the development of a master plan that will help to uphold the identified Comprehensive Plan goals.

Proposed Timeline

  • Feb 2017 - Team established
  • March - April 2017 - Prepare draft of the RFP
  • May 2017 - Town Board approves and releases RFP
  • June 2017 - Proposals due
  • July - Sep 2017 - Team and Consultant work to draft the Master Plan
  • Oct 2017 - Finalize the draft Master Plan
  • Nov 2017 - Town Board holds public hearing for the draft Master Plan
  • Dec 2017 - Town Board adopts the Open Space and Conservation Master Plan

Team Members

  • Tom Schwartz, Team Leader
  • Ryan Staychock, Team Leader
  • Robert Hause
  • Saralinda Hooker
  • Chris Lyon
  • Joyce Marthaller
  • Debby McNaughton
  • Dennis Nichols
  • Michael Palermo
  • Brenda Ragonesi
  • Keith Turner
  • Pat Venezia

Existing Conservation and Open Space Plans

Farmland and Open Space Conservation Program (2004)

Prioritizing Farmland and Scenic Views (2006)

Padelford Brook Greenway Plan (2015)


Be Informed! Click here to receive town news, information, and updates via email.