Conservation Commission


Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and serve 3 year terms.
Name Role Term Expires
Joseph Wigglesworth Chairman 2024
Michelle Sherillo Vice Chairman 2023
Robin Jewell Clerk 2025
Fred Bock Member 2025
Hayden Brown Member 2023
Richard Parent Member 2025
Vacancies (3) One (1) Full Member; Two (2) Alternates TBD

2023 Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines


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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.


Adockll 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 a permit from the Conservation Commission.  

Link to start a Simplified or General Chapt. 91 License

Preapplication form for WW06 Simplified and WW12 General licenses

Learn more about Chapt. 91 permits here:

The Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act

Chapter 91 Overview

Chapter 91 Waterways Permitting Guide