Environmental Conservation Board (ECB)


The Purpose of the Environmental Conservation Board

All applications made to the Town Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board for land development within any areas described in the Open Space Index, as adopted by the Town Board, shall be referred to the Environmental Conservation Board for review and comment.

The Value of Trees

Select these links to PDF files and postings of articles and information on trees:

What Is a Riparian Forest Buffer?

Stream Buffers: A Tool for Watershed Protection

Agroforestry: Working Trees for Water Quality

Four Fast-Growing Evergreen Trees (Link to Arbor Day Foundation Webpage)

When to Cut Down a Tree (Link to Arbor Day Foundation Webpage)

Nine Trees That Will Attract Winter Wildlife


Natural Resource Protection News

From the Town of Canandaigua Environmental Conservation Board

Click below for ECB Articles published in the Town's E-Newsletter. Click here to read the full newsletters:


July 2019: Invasive Species

June 2019: Gulls Breed on Squaw Island

May 2019: Ticks and Free Tick Removal Kits

April 2019: The Value of Trees to a Community

March 2019: Woodlands in the Town of Canandaigua

February 2019

January 2019


December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

It's Time to Tally Your Trees: Information on Planting

Empty Your Swimming Pool Wisely: Options for Removing Chlorine

Summer 2017 Newsletter

"Constructing a Rain Garden, Step by Step"

"Support Your Local Pollinators: Tips for the Birds and the Bees"


Ontario County Eco-Heroes: Spotlight on Sustainability

Recent Newsletters

Select these links to PDF files of recent "Spotlight on Sustainability" Newsletters or visit their website:

Spotlight on Sustainability, April 2019

Spotlight on Sustainability, March 2019

Spotlight on Sustainability, December 2018

Spotlight on Sustainability, September 2018


Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District

Recent Newsletters

June 2019

March 2019


Tick Information

50 Tick Removal Kits will soon be available to our residents.

For details, see the May 2019 issue of the "Town Newsletter"

Select this link for "Tick Biology for the Homeowner"

Select this link for "Ticks" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Select this link for "Ticks" from the Ontario County Website

Select this link for "Be Tick Free" from the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation


Board Members

Joyce Marthaller, Chairperson
5990 County Road 32
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Justin Damann
5824 Rossier Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Edith Davey
4715 Emerson Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Kim Foreman
2385 McIntyre Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Saralinda Hooker
3414 West Lake Boulevard
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Pat Venezia
5120 Laura Lane
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Michael E. Bloom
2560 Brickyard Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424

John Robortella, Secretary
5555 Purdy Road, Site 33
Canandaigua, NY 14424




















Meeting Schedule

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Annual Reports

Rules of Procedure

Information for Residents

Open Space Master Plan

Ecological Communities Map

Click here to learn more about some invasive species in the Town of Canandaigua - photos, signs & symptoms, controls and where to report sightings.

Click here to learn more about correctly discharging pool water in the Town of Canandaigua.

Click here to learn more about proper handling of pet waste.

NYS DEC Phosphorus Law

NYS DEC Hogweed Information

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Oak Wilt Information

NYS DEC Recycling Info

NYS Hemlock Initiative from Cornell University, January 28, 2019



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