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Conservation Commission
Contact
Christopher J. Hayward
Agent




Susan C. Jenness
Clerk



Administrative Office
Town Hall, Third Floor
149 Main St.
Watertown, MA  02472

Ph: (617) 972-6426
Fx: (617) 972-6484

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Meetings

Meetings are open to the public, who are welcome to comment on business before the Commission and bring concerns to the Commission’s attention.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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Description
The Conservation Commission includes up to seven volunteer Commissioners appointed by the Town Manager, with approval by the Town Council, for three-year terms.

Responsibilities

        -Rules and Regulations for the Administration of the Watertown Wetlands Ordinance, Adopted October 2010

  • Protecting the Town’s natural resources
  • Reviews plans for activities, including new development and redevelopment, that may affect our wetlands
  • Imposes conditions to ensure that those activities do not cause erosion or pollution that would harm the waters or wetlands
  • Seeks opportunities to increase and improve open space in the Town
  • Manages open spaces under its jurisdiction
  • Encourages good management of the parklands along the Charles River
  • Participates in developing a new open space plan for Watertown every seven years
  • As required by the Town Council Resolution of 2013 (R-2013-3) the Conservation Commission, through the Conservation Agent, shall submit to the Town Manager, each year prior to December 31st, a recommended plan for maintenance and educational activities for Whitney Hill Park.  Attached here is the latest plan as submitted.

 

Projects

    
Greenough Boulevard Expansion Greenway Project


Members
  • Marylouise Pallotta McDermott

        76 Lovell Road 
        Term Expires: Feb. 15, 2014

 

    Charles C. Bering

        508 Belmont Street
        Term Expires: Feb. 15, 2013

  • Leo G. Martin

        683 Main Street
        Term Expires: Feb. 15, 2014

  
  • Maria P. Rose

        3 Bancroft Street
        Term Expires:  Feb. 15, 2012

  • Patrick W. Fairbairn, Ph.D.

        20 Marcia Road
        Term Expires:  Feb. 15, 2013 

  • Louis M. Taverna

       133 Bellevue Road
        Term Expires:  Feb. 15, 2015

        Vacant
        Term Expires: Feb. 15, 2014


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