Conservation Commission / Conservation Agent
|Michelle Sherillo||Vice Chairman||2023|
STAFF SUPPORT & NOTIFICATIONS
The Conservation Agent provides staff support for the Conservation Commission.
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The Commission typically meets twice a month on Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. or as required.
ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Webster Conservation Commission is responsible for administering the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Wetland resource areas are important to safeguard because they help prevent storm damage, reduce flooding, protect groundwater, prevent pollution, support fish and shellfish and provide wildlife habitat.
All residents are reminded that the Webster Conservation Commission must review any proposed projects in or near wetland resource areas or within the 100 foot buffer zone.
Working without Conservation Approval can result in fines.
CHAPTER 91 DOCK PERMITS
All residential and commercial docks in Massachusetts require a permit from the state. The Conservation Commission reviews all Chapter 91 permit applications. If you are constructing a new dock, you will also require an RDA or NOI.
Learn more about Chapter 91 dock permits here:
Draft Wetlands Protection By-Law
The Conservation Commission has developed a Draft By-law with the stated purpose of:
- To view the DRAFT document, CLICK HERE.
- To provide public comment to the Conservation Commission, CLICK HERE.
- The Commission reviewed an earlier draft at their meeting of May 4, 2020. The meeting was held via a remote Conference call in accordance with Governor Baker’s Executive Order pertaining to the Open Meeting Law. To view the May 4th Conservation Commission meeting on YouTube, CLICK HERE.