The Conservation Commission promotes and develops the natural resources and seeks to protect the watershed resources of the Town. Its primary work consists of review of the site plans which are in or within 100 feet of wetlands. The Commission makes a decision on such a development based on compliance with State and local wetland laws.
The Conservation Commission also develops bylaws, rules, and regulations regarding conservation issues for the Town. When necessary, it works in conjunction with other Town boards and neighboring town boards to coordinate efforts that are of a broader or regional nature.
The Commission is also in charge of a conservation and passive outdoor recreation plan consistent with the town Master Plan. When possible, it purchases and manages land for passive recreation and informs the public about these through maps and brochures.