About the Commission
Seven members are appointed by the town manager, with approval from the Board of Selectmen, to serve 3-year terms.
The commission has responsibility for the preservation of open space and implementation of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Winchester Wetlands Bylaw. It holds public hearing on projects that are in or near wetland resource areas.
Ref: Town Meeting, March 23, 1964, Arts. 34 and 35: M.G.L 40 § 8C