Conservation Commission


The Conservation Commission focuses on protection of resource areas such as wetlands and vernal pools, rivers and streams, and the wildlife that inhabits these areas. The Conservation Commission and Department Staff administer the Rules and Regulations of the State of Massachusetts as set forth by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in the Wetlands Protection Act (WPA), 310 CMR 10, and the local Wetland By-Law. The Commission conducts public hearings for projects that are residential, commercial/business or municipal in nature that include activities within the Commission’s jurisdiction. Additionally, the Conservation Commission manages all Town conservation lands in order to protect and sustain these natural ecosystems for current and future generations to use and enjoy.


  • Chris Hayward - Chair
  • Peter Williams - Vice Chair
  • Heather Charles Lis - Member
  • Diane Francis - Member
  • Hung Pham - Member
  • Will Schreefer - Member

2023 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Filing Deadline Revised Material
January 5, 2023 3pm Wed, December 21 Noon Thursday, Dec 29
February 2, 2023 3pm Wed, January 18 Noon-Thursday, Jan 26
March 2, 2023 3pm Wed, February 15 Noon-Thursday, Feb 23
March 30, 2023 3pm Wed, March 15 Noon-Thursday, March 23
May 4, 2023 3pm Wed, April 19 Noon-Thursday, April 27
June 1, 2023 3pm Wed, May 17 Noon-Thursday, May 25
June 29, 2023 3pm Wed, June 14 Noon-Thursday, June 22
August 3, 2023

3pm Wed, July 19 Noon-Thursday, July 27
September 7, 2023 3pm Wed, August 23 Noon-Thursday, Aug. 31
October 5, 2023 3pm Wed, September 20 Noon-Thursday, Sept 28
November 2, 2023 3pm Wed, October 18 Noon-Thursday, Oct 26
November 30, 2023 3 pm Wed, November 15 Noon-Wed, Nov 22

Meetings are on Thursdays; Unless otherwise noted, Filing Deadlines are on Wednesdays, unless noted.

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