A public meeting for Wetlands Regulation updates was held on November 16th  and was continued to December 7, 2023 at 5pm in the Town Hall Hearing Room for minor revisions. 

The second draft of the updated Regulations can be found here.  Click here for a marked up version showing the proposed changes, revisions from the first public meeting are highlighted.

The Conservation Division promotes and protects the Town's natural resources and watersheds, administers wetlands protection and stormwater regulations, and takes part in the planning, acquisition and management of the Town's open space.

The Conservation Administrator provides support, coordination, and professional management for the Conservation Commission in carrying out its mission to protect the community’s natural resources. The Conservation Administrator carries out field inspections, and meets with prospective applicants to advise the best way to proceed with a project under the Wetlands Protection Act and the local wetlands bylaw.

The Conservation Division is also responsible for the management of over 1800 acres of conservation land within the Town and oversees protection measures for endangered species and critical wildlife habitats. The Conservation Division is located on the lower level of the Town Hall, down the stairs, to the right through the door, last office on the left.

​For more information, please contact Brittany DiRienzo, Conservation Administrator, at (508) 398-2231 ext. 1288 or