“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.”

2017 Calendar Contest 

Winners announced


Calendars are now on Sale

December photo by Cheryl Leiner - "Patiently Waiting" 

Press Release -  November 16, 2016

The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s 2017 Cavendish calendar is now on sale, just in time for the holidays. CCCA selected the pictures that grace each month from their annual calendar photography contest in which entrants submit photos during the spring.

The winners and their winning photos are: January, Pat Moore, Snow Covered Trees; February, Hans Schrag, Brrrrrr; March, Tim O’Donoghue, Banks of the Beaver Pond; April, Andy French, Trillium; May, Jon Owens, Divine; June, Claire Walker, Phlox of Flowers; July, Penny Trick, Our Gazebo; August, Winston Churchill, Bridge Over Stream; September, Dan Sullivan, Glory of Autumn; October, Belle McKnight, Sugar House; November, Mary McCallum, Retired Workhorse; and December, Cheryl Leiner, Patiently Waiting.

Each year CCCA solicits photos in the spring for the following year’s calendar. Photos have to be taken within Cavendish, including Proctorsville, by Cavendish residents, including second homeowners. Subjects can include anything that reflects life in this rural Vermont community. The next contest will be starting soon, so start taking your photos for the next calendar.

The 2017 calendars are on sale now at Crow’s Bakery on Depot Street in Proctorsville, at Jill’s Place in Cavendish Village, at the Village Clipper on Main Street in Proctorsville, and at Singleton’s Market in Proctorsville. For additional information on the contest or any other aspect of the Cavendish calendars, please call Cheryl Leiner at (802) 226-7820.

Community Calendarfor Summary and May photo by Jon Owens


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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.