Town of Suffield



Keith Morris

Conservation Consultant, Wetlands Enforcement Officer
(860) 668 3847

Art Christian

(860) 668 7556

Consultant Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday:
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meeting Days:
2:00 PM until Meeting

Office Hours subject to change


7:00 PM
Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month


Office Hours
Second Floor
230C Mountain Rd.
Suffield, CT 06078

First Floor Meeting Room
83 Mountain Rd.
Suffield, CT 06078

Boards & Commissions

Boards & Commissions

    Conservation Commission

    The purpose of the Suffield Conservation Commission is to uphold the inland wetland and watercourses statutes of Connecticut which is "to protect the citizens of the state by making provisions for the protection, preservation, maintenance and use of the inland wetlands and watercourses by minimizing their disturbance and pollution; maintaining and improving water quality in accordance with the highest standards set forth by federal, state or local authority; preventing damage from erosion, turbidity or siltation; prevention of the loss of fish and other beneficial aquatic organisms, wildlife and vegetation and the destruction of the natural habitats thereof ..."(CT State Statute§22a-36)

    The commission is made up of seven resident electors of the Town and two alternates, appointed by the Board of Selectmen to terms of four years.


    2018 Meeting Schedule

    • January 9, 23
    • February 13, 27
    • March 13 (Canceled), 27
    • April 10, 24 
    • May 08
    • June 12, 26
    • July 24
    • August 28
    • September 11, 25
    • October 09 (upper level conference room), 23
    • November 13 (upper level conference room), 27
    • December 11
    • January 08, 22 - 2019

    Key Links


    Listing files in 'Conservation Commission'

    Sunrise and Stony Brook Parks

    Sunrise Park

    • Sunrise Park Superintendent, Tom Drakely
      (860) 668 3846
    • Purchased by the townspeople from the estate of Edward M. White
    • Dedicated July 2, 1966
    • Mrs. Karl Kulle suggested the park’s name because of Easter Sunday Services held there annually at Sunrise
    • Open to Suffield residents and their guests (town stickers required)
    • Reservations for group use and pavilion must be made with the superintendent by filling out Sunrise Park Reservation Form

    Stony Brook Park

    • 70-acre park given to town by Charles S. Bissell in 1968 for park conservation
    • Camping permitted with permit

    General Park Info

    • Conservation Commission oversees upkeep of Sunrise and Stony Brook Parks
    • Parks can be enjoyed for passive recreation
    • Parks open daily from 8:00 a.m. to published sunset time
    • Walking trails close ½ hour before published sunset time

    Reservations for Sunrise Park

    • Reservations accepted through Sunrise Park Superintendent, Thomas Drakeley at 668-3846
    • Reservations for each year will not be taken until January 1st
    • Sunrise Park Reservation Form
    • Deposit fee of $50.00 required at time of reservation in the form of check made payable to “Town of Suffield”
    • Deposit will not be cashed; it will be attached to reservation and returned after function provided pavilion is left clean and no damage to park property
    • Mail reservation forms and check to:
      Tom Drakeley
      Park Superintendent
      2075 Mountain Road
      West Suffield, CT 06093.


    Keith Morris

    Art Christian
    July 2009 - June 2021

    Andrew Krar
    June 2007 - June 2020

    Glenn Neilson
    July 2009 - June 2021

    Norman Noble
    July 2010 - June 2018

    Raymond Wilcox
    July 2010 - June 2018

    Patrick Reilly
    Feb 2014 - June 2020

    Elizabeth Fanous
    Apr 2016 - June 2019

    Thomas Elmore
    Oct 2016 - June 18

    Jessica McCue
    Dec 2017 - Aug 2019