Conservation Commission

About the Commission

Seven members are appointed by the Town Manager, with approval from the Select Board, 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

Notice of Intent Filings

Please contact the Conservation Office for all Notice of Intent Filings. Elaine Vreeland can be contacted via phone at 781-721-7152 or email.

The Conservation Commission follows the regulations set forth in the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, MGL Chapter 131, Section 40 (Regulations at 310 CMR 10.00) and Winchester Wetlands Bylaw (Chapter 13 of Winchester Code of Bylaws).