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Conservation Commission
Contact TypeContact Info
Administrative Assistant
Town Hall Room 105c
One Liberty Lane
Norfolk, MA 02056
General Office: 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday
Agent's Hours: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday
Town Hall is closed on Fridays

Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please click the
"Town Calendar" link on this page for scheduled meetings, agendas, and minutes,
and to sign up for notifications.

Appointed Commision of 7 Members (3 year terms)

Chairman - - - - - - - - - - John Weddleton, 2018
Vice-Chairman - - - - - - Michelle Lauria, 2019
Clerk - - - - - - - - - - - - - Patrick Touhey, 2019
Full Member - - - - - - - - Tom Norton, 2019
Full Member - - - - - - - - David Turi, 2018
Full Member - - - - - - - - Bruce Jacobson, 2020
Full Member - - - - - - - - Jim Wilson, 2020

FUNCTION: The Conservation Commission is the local regulatory body which has jurisdiction over natural resource areas protected under the State of Massachusetts regulations, Chapter 131 of the Massachusetts General laws and the local wetlands regulations of the Town of Norfolk. The mission is to protect Norfolk's resource areas in accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, town by-laws, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's program policies. In addition, the Commission is active in conservation land management.
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Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area
Master Plan
April 19, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.
Town of Millis Public Library

Click HERE to view Public Notice and additional information
Click HERE to link to the Master Plan Draft Proposal.

Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA, MGL c.131A) and its implementing regulations (321 CMR 10.12), the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) of the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife would like to inform you of the availability of the
for PUBLIC COMMENT.  This comment period will end on June 3, 2017.  Please encourage your constituents to view the DRAFT map and participate in the public comment period.  Written comments on the proposed Priority Habitat map may be submitted to the Division electronically as explained on the website, or by submitting them to the Division at the following address:

                                        Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
                                        Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
                                        ATTN:  Priority Habitat Comments
                                        1 Rabbit Hill Road      
                                        Westborough, MA 01581
The annual herbicide application as proposed in the 2016 Commuter Rail Yearly Operational Plan is scheduled as follows:
        Rights-of-Way                                               May 8 - June 11, 2017
        Touch-up Application                                     August 1 - 31, 2017
        Brush Application (non-sensitive areas)        August 1 - 31, 2017
Click here for information regarding NStar/Eversource ROW Repair & Maintenance 2016
The Commision meets in Town Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at  7:00 PM in Room 124 to conduct public hearings.  Complete filings must be submitted to the Conservation Commission office in Room 105C at least 14 days prior to an expected hearing date.  Please check the document Wetland Protection Filing Guidelines for additional filing information.   
Filing applications under the State Act (M.G.L. c.131, s.40) and the Town of Norfolk Wetland Protection Bylaw and Regulations can be obtained from the Norfolk Conservation Commission office (room 105C).

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To preserve existing open space, the Commission gratefully accepts donations of land. The Commission also pursues acquisition for the protection of wetlands, groundwater resources, wildlife resources, and the preservation of the quality of life for the present and future citizens of Norfolk.

Norfolk Town Hall, One Liberty Lane, Norfolk MA 02056  Phone: 508-528-1408
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