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Contact
Amy Brady
Adminisrative Assistant
abrady@norfolk.ma.us
Janet DeLonga
Agent
jdelonga@norfolk.ma.us
Phone
508-541-8455
Fax
508-541-3300
Address
Town Hall Room 105c
One Libtery Lane
Norfolk, MA 02056
Hours
Monday thru Thursday
General Office: 9 AM — 6 PM
Agent's Hours: 9 AM — 3 PM
Friday: Closed

The Conservation Commission is the local regulatory body which has jurisdiction over natural resource areas protected under the State of Massachusetts regulations, Chapter 131 of the Massachusetts General laws and the local wetlands regulations of the Town of Norfolk. The mission is to protect Norfolk's resource areas in accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, town by-laws, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's program policies. In addition, the Commission is active in conservation land management.

Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please click the "Town Calendar" link on this page for scheduled meetings, agendas, and minutes, and to sign up for notifications.

Appointed Commision of 7 Members (3 year terms)

Members

John Weddleton Chairman 2018
Michelle Lauria Vice-Chairman 2019
Patrick Touhey Clerk 2019
Tom Norton Full Member 2019
David Turi Full Member 2018
Bruce Jacobson Full Member 2020
Jim Wilson Full Member 2020

Volunteer Opporunities

The Norfolk Conservation Commission is seeking 2 (two) Full Members

These are volunteer positions.  You must be a resident, 18 years old, and you must be able to attend Conservation Commission meetings on the second (and sometimes fourth) Wednesday of each month.

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest to Amy Brady, Norfolk Conservation Commission, One Liberty Lane, Norfolk, MA, 02056, or email to abrady@norfolk.ma.us.

Important Notices & Information

Public Notice of Meeting

Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area - Master Plan

April 19, 2017 at 5 PM
Town of Millis Public Library

Division of Fisheries & Wildlife

Announcement

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA, MGL c.131A) and its implementing regulations (321 CMR 10.12), the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) of the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife would like to inform you of the availability of the (Draft) Priority Habitat Map for public comment.  

This comment period will end on June 3, 2017.  Please encourage your constituents to view the (Draft) map and participate in the public comment period.  Written comments on the proposed Priority Habitat map may be submitted to the Division electronically as explained on the website, or by submitting them to the Division at the following address:

Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
ATTN:  Priority Habitat Comments
1 Rabbit Hill Road      
Westborough, MA 01581

Annual herbicide application as proposed in the 2016 Commuter Rail Yearly Operational Plan schedule

Rights-of-Way May 8 - June 11, 2017
Touch-up Application August 1 - 31, 2017
Brush Application (non-sensitive areas) August 1 - 31, 2017

NStar/Eversource ROW Repair & Maintenance 2016

View Information Document

Meeting Information

The Commision meets in Town Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at  7:00 PM in Room 124 to conduct public hearings. Complete filings must be submitted to the Conservation Commission office in Room 105C at least 14 days prior to an expected hearing date.  Please check the document Wetland Protection Filing Guidelines for additional filing information.  

Filing applications under the State Act (M.G.L. c.131, s.40) and the Town of Norfolk Wetland Protection Bylaw and Regulations can be obtained from the Norfolk Conservation Commission office (room 105C).

Download Good Standing Approval Form

Things to Know

To preserve existing open space, the Commission gratefully accepts donations of land. The Commission also pursues acquisition for the protection of wetlands, groundwater resources, wildlife resources, and the preservation of the quality of life for the present and future citizens of Norfolk.