Conservation Commission

Regular Meetings


Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Overview
The Conservation Commission is a volunteer board comprised of 7 members who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Commission has the statutory responsibility of administering the Wetlands Protection Act (General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40), including the Rivers Protection Act. 

Responsibilities
The Weston Conservation Commission is responsible for the protection and management of Weston’s natural resources and the administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. While the Commission is responsible for a substantial amount of conservation land in town, private organizations such as Land’s Sake, Inc. and the Weston Forest and Trail Association provide significant assistance in maintaining this land.

Members


  • Laurie A. Bent, Chair
    Term expires: 2017
  • Alison Fronk Barlow
    Term expires: 2019
  • George Bates
    Term expires: 2018
  • Joseph Berman
    Term expires: 2018
  • Cynthia Chapra
    Term expires: 2019
  • Roberta Lamb
    Term expires: 2017
  • Rees Tulloss
    Term expires: 2018
Wetland Protection Act Administration
The Conservation Commission is responsible for reviewing and permitting all work (construction, cutting, grading, or new landscaping) in or near wetlands, ponds, and rivers in the Town of Weston under Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR 10) and its implementing Regulations. Currently, Weston does not have a local wetlands bylaw; however, the Commission has a 25-Foot No Disturb Zone Policy (PDF) and a Tree Removal Policy for landowners.
  • For a list of important documents related to How to Get a Wetlands Permit, please click here
More Information
For more information regarding the Conservation Commission and the Conservation Department, please view the following documents and pages: