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)
|Tom Norton||Full Member||2019|
|David Turi||Full Member||2018|
|Bruce Jacobson||Full Member||2020|
|Jim Wilson||Full Member||2020|
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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).
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.