Conservation Commission

The primary function of the Conservation Commission is overseeing all conservation land and the administration and enforcement of the Wetlands Protection Act, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40.  The Act is intended to protect eight public interest issues related to wetlands: flood control, storm damage prevention, protection of public and private water supply, protection of ground water supply, prevention of pollution, protection of fisheries, protection wildlife habitat and protection of land containing shellfish.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Valerie Gingrich Director of Planning & Conservation

Commission Members

NameTitleTerm
Donald J. Pearson

Chair

2022

Theron R. Bradley

Vice-Chair

2022

Laura T. deWahl

Member

2020

Vincent Licciardi

Member

2021

Michael J. McInnis

Member

2022

Laurie J. Finne

Member

2021

Alexander Rittershaus

Member

2020

Conservation Members