Conservation Commission

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  • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
  • Sand Hill School Community Center
    16 Dewey Avenue, Sandwich, MA


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval of Commission.

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Members

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Mission Statement

The Sandwich Conservation Commission was established in 1960 to protect the town's natural resources in a regulatory and advisory manner The Commission is responsible for managing Conservation lands, accepting gifts of land and money for conservation purposes, acquiring grant money for town acquisition of open space, advising other town boards on environmental concerns, and administering the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act (Massachusetts General Law Chapter 131, Section 40) and the Sandwich Wetlands Bylaw, Chapter 7 as amended.

About the Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission is a volunteer board comprised of seven (7) full and three (3) alternate / associate members. The Commission is responsible through a review and permit process for administering and enforcing the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and developing, administering and enforcing the Town of Sandwich Wetlands Bylaw, and its regulations. The Board receives support from full time staff of the Natural Resources Officer and clerk.

Responsibilities

The Commission through the Natural Resources Officer:

  • Manages 1,500 and more acres of conservation land
  • Initiates conservation programs
  • Works with the Land Bank Committee to acquire additional lands
  • Procures conservation and agricultural restrictions
  • Educates local citizens