Conservation Commission


  • Please contact the office for the current meeting schedule.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Commission Members

  • Martha H. Gach
    Term expires June 30, 2022
  • Robert P. Jacques
    Term expires June 30, 2022
  • John J. Ostrosky
    Term expires June 30, 2023
  • Kenneth F. Polito
    Term expires June 30, 2021
  • Jason J. Port
    Term expires June 30, 2021

About the 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, storm water 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.


Our goal is to protect the community's natural resources for present and future generations.
  1. Refilling Lake Quinsigamond / Flint Pond

    The Lake Quinsigamond Commission will raise the water level, or refill, Lake Quinsigamond and Flint Pond located in Grafton, Shrewsbury and Worcester on or about March 2, 2021. Read on...
  2. Lake Quinsigamond Draw Down Notice- 2020 -2021

    The Lake Quinsigamond Commission plans to lower the water level, or draw down, Lake Quinsigamond and Flint Pond on or about Monday, November 2, 2020. Read on...
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