“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.”


2016 Summer Concert Series
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
Proctorsville Green


July 6 - Gypsy Reel
July 13 - Alison Turner
July 20 - Sensible Shoes
July 27 - Green Brothers Band
August 3 - Chris Kleeman
August 10 - Yankee Chank





Yankee Chank Ends 2016 Summer Concert Series

Wednesday, August 10th

6 p.m.

Rescheduled to August 17th at 6 p.m.



Yankee Chank Ends the Proctorsville Concert Series on August 10th



The Town of Cavendish presents the last in its continuing series of Wednesday evening concerts on August 10th at 6:00 p.m. when Yankee Chank will appear on the Green in Proctorsville.


Yankee Chank is a Vermont group that performs traditional Cajun music from the heart of southwest Louisiana. The French-speaking people of eastern Canada, our immediate neighbor to the north, were the inspiration for the southern Cajuns and thereby inspired Yankee Chank. The band has been performing both Cajun and Zydeco music around Vermont and beyond, using fiddle, accordion, guitar and bass since 1996. The band’s performances offer a distinctive immersion into this unique regional music.


This concert is sponsored by Black River Produce, the Fresh Connection. This is the last in a series of six concerts coordinated by the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or a chair and a picnic dinner. Join with friends or make new ones. Please help continue this free Wednesday evening tradition in Cavendish. Everyone is welcome.


For more information please call Robin at 226-7736. In case of rain, please check the Cavendish Facebook page for further information.




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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.