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

2024 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Filing Deadline Revised Material
January 4, 2024 3pm Wed, December 20 Noon Thursday, Dec 28
February 1, 2024 3pm Wed, January 17 Noon-Thursday, Jan 25
March 7, 2024 3pm Wed, February 21 Noon-Thursday, Feb 29
April 4, 2024 3pm Wed, March 20 Noon-Thursday, March 28
May 2, 2024 3pm Wed, April 17 Noon-Thursday, April 25
June 6, 2024 3pm Wed, May 22 Noon-Thursday, May 30
July 11, 2024 3pm Wed, June 26 Noon-Thursday, July 3
August 1, 2024 3pm Wed, July 24 Noon-Thursday, July 25
September 5, 2024 3pm Wed, August 21 Noon-Thursday, Aug. 29
October 10, 2024 3pm Wed, September 25 Noon-Thursday, Oct 3
November 7, 2024 3pm Wed, October 23 Noon-Thursday, Oct 31
December 5, 2024 3 pm Wed, November 20 Noon-Wed, Nov 27

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

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