The Canaan Climate Smart Task Force seeks to encourage, implement, and quantify the towns efforts to address the climate crisis. We are doing so by participating in the NY State’s Climate Smart Communities Program.

Meets: Fourth Wednesday of the month at the Canaan Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m..

Task Force Members:
Terese Platten (
Becky Meier
Wendy Dwyer
Marion Bolognesi
Craig Westcott
Dylan Cipkowski

Phone: (518) 781-3144 (Town Clerk)

Canaan Biodiversity Project

Do you want to learn about nature in Canaan, NY while also providing valuable information to researchers? Download the iNaturalist app (it’s free!), an easy-to-use nature learning tool that can identify the plants, animals and fungi you see in Canaan and elsewhere. So far nearly 400 species have been documented! All observations within the town of Canaan will automatically be added to our Canaan Biodiversity Project (check it out!) developed by the Canaan Climate Smart Community Task Force.