“CCCA is committed to a vibrant Cavendish/Proctorsville community that supports it’s human and natural resources, building a legacy of health, integrity and vitality for future generations.”



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Press Release


CCCA Soliciting Photos for Annual Contest


Cavendish residents, it’s time to think about which photograph you would like to submit for next year's calendar. Every year the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association solicits Cavendish residents for photographs to grace its community calendar. The community then gets to pick the twelve best submissions for the calendar.


Photos must show scenes and landscapes in Cavendish and Proctorsville that are valuable for their beauty, historic significance and overall importance to the community. Pictures can include people or animals. The purpose of the calendar is to bring a greater appreciation and sense of pride about the town, which is the foundation of conservation and good stewardship. There are three age categories and the best picture in each category also receives an award and a prize.


If you have ever felt inclined to take a picture of a sight that you appreciate in Cavendish or Proctorsville, please consider submitting it for the 2017 calendar. You must submit an 8" by 10" photo in a horizontal layout, along with your name, the name you give the picture and the general location of where the photo was taken. Submissions of digital copies on a disk are encouraged.


Photos will be accepted from May 1st until May 31st. Application forms will be available beginning May 1st at the Cavendish Town Office, at Cavendish Elementary School and at Crows Bakery on Depot Street, and they can be found www.cavendishccca.org.  Please contact Robin at 802-226-7736 if you have questions.

2017 Contest Information and Application



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Mission Statement


The CCCA is a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the conservation of land and natural resources and to the preservation of historic sites within the context of sustainable economic growth. Its commitment is to promote understanding and learning that engages and benefits all members of the Cavendish/Proctorsville community, now and in the future.

Grassroots Communities

CCCA believes that our focus on conservation provides a critical balance to Cavendish during this time of increased development pressure. Situated only a few hours from large population densities, Vermont is changing rapidly as farm and forest lands throughout the state are being converted to non-agricultural uses at an unprecedented rate.


We are particularly concerned about flat, open lands most valuable for agriculture as they are also most suitable for housing, industry and retail uses. We are just as concerned with fragmentation of forests, which negatively impacts wildlife habitats, water quality, ecosystem processes, the timber industry, viewsheds and access to land for recreation.


National Geographic Traveler recently rated Vermont as one of the top unspoiled destinations in the world, along with Norwegian fjords and the Swiss Alps. Shortly after that release, the National Trust for Historic Preservation declared Vermont one of America’s most endangered places. Vermont loses a square mile of critical habitat and 6,500 acres to development every year.


Throughout Vermont organizations like CCCA are coming together to educate themselves and their communities about the value of our heritage, alternative enterprises for land-owners and ways to support the working landscape. We are excited about the important work before us and we ask for your continuing interest and support.

Projects and Plans

In accordance with the CCCA Vision and Mission Statements, the organization has worked closely with many citizens and town officials on land use issues and with the Cavendish Historical Society on historic preservations and similar projects. The CCCA Board and members believe that Cavendish can preserve its rural character and still pursue economic and social progress.


None of this is possible without the volunteer efforts of citizen members who are willing to give some of their time and talent to the process. CCCA has no employees and no hierarchy other than the directing efforts of the Board members, all of whom are Cavendish citizens who are concerned with the future of our town. Members can give whatever time they can afford and can help on whatever issue concerns them the most.


Some Cavendish property owners live in other towns and states, but are still deeply interested in the issues and projects espoused by CCCA. These individuals are still welcome to join and they can contribute to CCCA efforts through cash donations anytime.