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Conservation Commission

Posted on: January 23, 2023

Conservation Commissioner Vacancy - Apply now!



 The Town of Grafton is seeking a Grafton resident interested in filling a vacancy on the Conservation Commission.  

The Conservation Commission is responsible for the administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, (a state law governing activities in and immediately adjacent to local wetlands, waterways and floodplains), as well as the Grafton Wetlands Protection Bylaw and the Grafton Stormwater Management Bylaw.  The Commission holds public meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM to review permit applications, issue permits, and conduct other business related to the management of Grafton’s natural resource areas. The commission is also responsible for planning, acquiring and managing open space, and encouraging and monitoring conservation and agricultural preservation restrictions.  

The Conservation Commission consists of five members appointed by the Board of Selectmen to serve three-year terms.  Grafton residents with expertise in environmental science, landscape architecture, civil/environmental engineering, hydrology, ecology, law, or an interest in the environment and desire to serve the community are encouraged to apply.  
Interested persons are welcome to explore the Commission’s webpage  and watch previous Commission meetings for more information.  

Interested persons should visit the Town’s Boards & Committees Information Center to apply.

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