Wason Pond Conservation & Recreation Commission

Wason Pond

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Commission will be meeting via Zoom teleconferencing on the first Monday of the month.  If you would like to participate via the Zoom teleconference utility, please go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81757373706 or you may participate via telephone - dial (929) 436-2866; the Meeting ID is 817 5737 3706.

In January of 2003, the Town of Chester purchased (with conservation funds) 105 acres of land surrounding Wason Pond for mixed conservation and recreational uses. A seven-person advisory committee oversaw the writing of the conservation easement, which has been placed on the property to protect it from future development or from activities or uses that would be out of keeping with accepted conservation practices.

The committee also hired E. Ann Poole to draft a Master Plan for the property. This Plan outlines the development of ball fields, the reclamation and restoration of the shorelines, wetlands, and other environmentally sensitive areas. Once this committee had completed its tasks, it was disbanded and replaced by the Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Commission.

Board Members

Name Title
Chris Hadik Chairman, Member At Large (2023)
Sandy Wright Member at Large (2023)
Kathleen Neff Ragsdale Conservation (2021)
Kristina Snyder Conservation (2022)
Corinna L. Reishus Recreation (2022)
David Webster Recreation (2022)
John Dalrymple Alternate (2023)
Darrell F. Quinn Alternate (2023)
Chuck Myette Selectmen's Liaison