Conservation Commission

Meeting Schedule

Meeting DateDeadline (RDAs, NOIs)Deadline (Other Matters/Requests)
Thursday, August 30, 2018Thursday, August 16, 2018Thursday, August 23, 2018

Conservation Commission Function

Under the Wetlands Protection Act (Massachusetts General Law 131, Section 40), the Conservation Commission has jurisdiction over all of the wetlands in Swampscott and all land within the 100 foot buffer zone adjacent to the waterways and wetlands. Under this law, the Conservation Commission is charged with protecting these natural resources to prevent pollution, protect drinking water, to improve flood control, to protect wildlife and to protect fisheries.

The Conservation Commission is a group of seven volunteers, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, who work to achieve community conservation goals including wetland, open space and natural resource protection.  The majority of the Commission’s time is spent implementing the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and holding public meetings/hearings, conducting site visits and issuing Determinations of Applicability and Orders of Conditions on proposed projects that fall within 100 feet of wetland resource areas and 200 feet from either side of perennial streams.

All Conservation Commission meetings are open to the public.  Anyone wishing to join the Commission, either as a full or associate (non-voting) member is invited to contact any Commission member or the Conservation Agent.

We strive to work proactively with all Swampscott residents and businesses to comply with the Wetlands Protection Act.  If you have any questions about proposed land uses in the vicinity of wetlands or whether land falls within our jurisdiction please contact the Conservation Agent.

7 Members, Three-Year (3) Term.

Staff Contacts

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Board of Selectmen Liaison