Conservation Commission



About the Commission

The Conservation Commission is responsible for the protection and management of natural resource areas and the administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (General Laws Chapter 131, Section 40), including the Rivers Protection Act, The Maynard Wetland By-Law and the Stormwater Management By-Law.

In Addition, the Commission oversees 203 acres of Conservation land and is responsible for several Conservation Restrictions on private property.  

Members

The Commission is comprised of five voting members who are appointed by the Select Board, each for a three-year term.

NameTitleTerm
Susan EricksonChair2023
M. John DwyerVice-Chair2023
Jeffrey BlackCommission Member2025
Sarah MeasuresCommission Member2025
Steven SmithCommission Member2025
Christopher Ciano-CollinsAlternate Commission Member2025
Andrea Grossman2nd Alternate Commission Member 2025


Mission

The Conservation Commission and Conservation Division's Mission is to:

  • Administer the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Maynard Wetlands By-law
  • Administer the Maynard Stormwater Management By-law
  • Undertake land acquisition
  • Undertake land management
  • Undertake public education and public participation


Meetings

Please refer to Conservation Division for hearing application requirements 

Month
Date
Application Deadlines
JanuaryThursday, January 12, 2023Thursday, December 22, 2022
Thursday, January 26, 2023Friday, December 29, 2023
FebruaryThursday, February 9, 2023Thursday, January 19, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023Thursday, January 26, 2023
MarchThursday, March 9, 2023Thursday, February 9, 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023Wednesday, March 1, 2023
AprilThursday, April 13, 2023Thursday, March 23, 2023
Thursday, April 27, 2023Monday, March 6, 2023
MayThursday, May 11, 2023Thursday, April 20, 2023
Thursday, May 25, 2023Tuesday, April 4, 2023
JuneThursday, June 8, 2023Thursday, May 18, 2023

Thursday, June 22, 2023Thursday, June 1, 2023
JulyThursday, July 13, 2023Thursday, June 22, 2023
Thursday, July 27, 2023Thursday, July 6, 2023
AugustThursday, August 10, 2023Thursday, July 20, 2023
Thursday, August 24, 2023Thursday, August 3, 2023
SeptemberThursday, September 14, 2023Thursday, August 24, 2023
Thursday, September 28, 2023Thursday, September 7, 2023
OctoberThursday, October 12, 2023Thursday, September 21, 2023
Thursday, October 26, 2023Thursday, October 5, 2023
NovemberThursday, November 9, 2023Thursday, October 19, 2023
Thursday, November 30, 2023Thursday, November 9, 2023
DecemberThursday, December 14, 2023Thursday, November 16, 2023
Thursday, December 28, 2023Thursday, November 30, 2023


Agendas & Minutes

View the agendas and minutes.

Assabet River Rail Trail

For information about the Assabet River Rail Trail Project, including design specifications in Maynard, please visit the Assabet River Rail Trail Project page.

Conservation Division

For more information, visit the Conservation Division page.