Summer Concert Series
rescheduled dates
Wednesdays 6 p.m.
Proctorsville Green

August 16 - Yankee Chank
August 23 - Chris Kleeman
August 30 - The Gully Boys

Photo: Sensible Shoes
Cavendish Energy Committee
2016 Report 

“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.”

Submit photos by

June 15th


2018 Calendar Contest

December 2017 photo by Cheryl Leiner - "Patiently Waiting" 

CCCA Soliciting Photos for Annual Contest

It is time for Cavendish residents to think about which photograph to submit for next year's calendar. The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association publishes a calendar each year with photographs that celebrate the beauty of Cavendish. Photos are submitted each spring and the community then gets to pick the twelve best submissions for the calendar.

Photos must be taken in Cavendish and Proctorsville and must show scenes and landscapes that are valuable for their beauty, historic significance, or overall importance to the community. 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. Pictures can include people or animals. The best picture in each of three age categories also receives an award and a prize.

Whether you are a full-time or a part-time resident, and even if you have never taken a picture of a sight that you appreciate in Cavendish or Proctorsville, this is your chance to capture what you enjoy and then to share it with the community. Take a picture of that view and submit it for the 2018 calendar. The usual submission is from ordinary people who find beauty in ordinary places.

Photos will be accepted until June 15th. Application forms and the rules are available at the Cavendish Town Office, at Cavendish Elementary School and at Crows Bakery on Depot Street. They can also be found at Community Calendar. Please contact Robin at 802-226-7736 if you have questions.


Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program for

Land Owners, click here.

Conservation Incentive Program

for Land Owners. Click here.

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.