Conservation Commission

 
Upcoming Conservation Commission Meetings are scheduled for:
July 19th and August 16th.
Agendas are usually posted the Friday before.
Meetings will be revised starting September from Thursday to Tuesday evenings.
We will return to our 1st and 3rd Tuesday schedule in September.
*Please note our hour change beginning July 1st in our Hours of Operation section.*

The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MG.L. Chapter 131, Section 40), The Rivers Protection Act and related regulations as well as the Town of Sturbridge Wetland Bylaws, Regulations and Policies. The purpose of these regulations, policies  and bylaws is to protect the wetlands, related water resources and adjoining land areas (buffer zones) in Sturbridge.  This is done by monitoring and reviewing activities jurisdictional to the Sturbridge Conservation Commission through the permit application process.  The Conservation Commission reviews projects that will likely have a significant or cumulative effect upon resource area values. More information on Wetlands

The Commission sponsors an annual Lakes Monitoring Program, and administers an annual Earth Day trash clean up. 

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Staff Contacts

Name Title
Rebecca Gendreau Conservation Agent
Ashley Piascik Administrative Assistant

Conservation Commissioners

NameTitleTerm Expires
Edward Goodwin

Chairman

2018

Steven Chidester

Vice-Chairman

2018

David Barnicle

Member

2019

Steve Halterman

Member

2019

Paul Zapun

Member

2019