Back row (l-r):  J. O'Riorden, E. LoTurco, I. Deb, G. Lima
Front row (l-r):  K. Melanson (resigned), L. Cohen, W. Boivin

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The 1st Annual Natural Burlington Photography Exhibit & Awards Night on November 6th at Grand View Farm was a huge success. Thank you to all the entrants, Rebecca's Cafe in the District for supplying food, judges Joanna Nandi and Rachel Alchorn, jazz pianist Dan Pappas, Grand View Farm for allowing us to use the space for free and finally a huge thank you to Jennifer O'Riorden, Conservation Commissioner, who organized the entire competition and event.
The winners were:
Adult Division
1st Prize Overall (Tie)
Mary Leach, "Hello Frog" 
Scott O'Riorden, "Through the Tree
s, Moon"
2nd Prize Overall (Tie)
Terri Keene, "Dark Eyed Junco"
Juan Illidge, "Clouds in Water" 
Judges Choice Awards
Kristina DeFranscesco, "Snowflakes"
Michele Smith, "Fog"
Jon Sachs, "A Fall Sky"
Hope Rosales, "Powerline Sunset" 

Scott O'Riorden, "Transmission Lines"
Juan Illidge, "A Perfect Sunset"

Youth Division

1st Prize Overall (Tie)
Caroline Sciarratta (13), "Blooming Dahlia"
Alexandra Burke (11), "Purple Passion"
2nd Prize Overall
Gili Cohen (14), "Drops of Fall"
Judges' Choice Awards:
Isabelle James (14), "Blooming Flower"
Alexandra Burke (11) Nature's Spotlight
Alexandra Burke (11), "Beauty and the Beast"

Jack Fernandes (8), "Mysterious Tunnel"

Here is BCAT's BNews story:

The Conservation Commission, a seven-member volunteer board, was founded in 1966 "for the promotion and development of natural resources and for the protection of  watershed resources." Today, the Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Burlington Bylaws for wetland protection and stormwater management. Additionally, the Conservation Commission manages nearly three hundred acres of  Conservation land.

Conservation Commissioner,
Year of appointment

Larry Cohen, Chair, 1991
Indra Deb, 1996
Gail Lima, 2001
William Boivin, Vice-chair, 2012
Ed LoTurco, 2016
Jennifer O'Riorden, 2018

Conservation Department Staff
John Keeley, Conservation Administrator
Eileen Coleman, Assistant Conservation Administrator
Lisa Crockett-Crowe, Administrative Assistant

Telephone | Fax | Email
781-270-1655 | 781-238-4667

Mailing Address
Town of Burlington
Conservation Department
25 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803

Office Hours 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 7:00pm
8:30am - 1:00pm