Conservation Commission

REGULAR MEETINGS

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • First Wednesday of the Month

The deadline to submit materials appear on any Conservation Commission Agenda is always the Wednesday prior to the meeting, no later than 4:30 p.m.

2022 Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Meeting dates are occasionally subject to change, and meeting agendas are sometimes full.  Applicants are advised to contact Conservation Agent, Mike O’Hara at: 978-829-1891 to confirm meeting dates.

Open Space and Recreation Plan Updates

The City of Fitchburg is in the process of updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan, a seven-year plan which sets open space, conservation and recreation goals for the city, and provides an action plan to accomplish those goals. The Community Development and Planning Department is leading this effort. Visit www.fitchburgma.gov/OSRP to participate.

Agendas & Minutes

View most recent agendas and minutes

CURRENT COMMISSIONERS

  • TRACEY SAREFIELD, CHAIR
  • BRYAN BREAU, VICE CHAIR
  • RALPH BAKER
  • MARK CHRISTIAN
  • MICHAEL DONNELLY
  • MARY HELINE
  • JOYCE JACOBS
  • TIM SMITH, CONSULTANT

PURPOSE & RESPONSIBILITIES

The mission of the Conservation Commission is to administer the Wetland Protection Act, General Laws Chapter 131 section 40, the Erosion and Sedimentation Control ordinance and the local conservation ordinance in such a way as to protect the natural resources of the City of Fitchburg.

ORGANIZATION

The Commission is comprised of 7 volunteer residents. Each volunteer is appointed by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval, and serves a three year term.