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Conservation Commission

fallweb.jpgThe Conservation Commission consists of a maximum of seven members appointed by the mayor.


Prime Goal
The commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MGL Ch 131, Sec.40), the Woburn Wetlands Ordinance (Title VII), and the state and local wetlands regulations. It has the authority to regulate activities within wetlands, riverfront (land within 200 feet of a river), and the buffer zone of land that is within 150 feet of a wetland. The commission holds public hearings, conducts site visits, and issues permits.

The Conservation Commission supports the acquisition and preservation of open space, and is concerned with the protection of our natural resources; wetlands in particular. The commission organizes Conservation Day, and runs the Community Gardens Program. The commission has promoted the planting of trees in the city through a tree program.
 
Meetings
Meeting notices are posted in City Hall at least 48 hours prior to Public Meetings. Check with the Calendar or contact the Conservation Department office for the dates of upcoming meetings.

Office
The Conservation Department office is located on the basement floor in City Hall.  

Contact Us
Theresa Murphy
Conservation Administrator

City Hall
10 Common Street
Woburn, MA  01801

Ph:  781-897-5933
Fx: 
781-897-5930