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, 2025
  • John J. Ostrosky, Chair 
    Term expires June 30, 2023
  • Kenneth F. Polito, Vice-Chair
    Term expires June 30, 2024
  • Jason J. Port, Clerk
    Term expires June 30, 2024
  • Christopher DeLauder
    Term expires June 30, 2025

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.
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    Date of Record: August 25, 2022 - The Public Health Advisory previously issued on August 18, 2022 for Gauch Park in Shrewsbury has been LIFTED. Weekly laboratory tests have revealed acceptable and safe water quality limits. Read on...
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    Update as of 08-25-22: The Public Health Advisory previously issued on 07-14-22 for Dean Park Pond in Shrewsbury remains in effect until further notice due to high bacterial levels caused by a Cyanobacteria Bloom (also known as blue-green algae). Read on...
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