Conservation Commission

Our mission is to protect the community's natural resources for present and future generations. The Conservation Commission meets once a month, here is the schedule for 2023.


  1. Press Release: Fourth human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in MA

    Date of Record: 10-05-23 - The MA Dept. of Public Health (MDPH) announced the fourth human case of West Nile virus in a MA resident this year. The individual is a male in his 60s who was exposed in Norfolk County. Keep reading for more information
  2. Press Release: Fourth human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in MA

    Date of Record: 10-05-23 - The MA Dept. of Public Health (MDPH) announced the fourth human case of West Nile virus in a MA resident this year. The individual is a male in his 60s who was exposed in Norfolk County. Keep reading for more information
  3. Mosquito-borne Disease Prevention

    The City of Worcester's Division of Public Health (WDPH) in conjunction with the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) is providing important information on mosquito-borne disease protection. Keep reading for more information
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About the Conservation Commission

The primary function of the Conservation Commission is to preserve and protect the local wetland resource areas, as defined in the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Since colonial times, Massachusetts has lost nearly 1/3 of its wetlands. The loss of wetlands means the loss of important benefits they provide. This includes the protection of water quality and water supplies, stormwater, and flood damage prevention, and the protection of wildlife and plant habitat.

The Conservation Commission is composed of appointed town officials who serve as unpaid volunteers. When necessary, meetings may be scheduled on alternate dates. Contact the Conservation Commission office with questions regarding meeting schedules.