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Conservation Commission
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Conservation Administrative Assistant
Address:
Land Use Office, 2nd Floor
272 Main Street
Townsend, MA 01469
Phone:
978-597-1700 ext. 1740
Fax:
978-597-8135
MEETINGS:
1st and 3rd Wed 7:30 pm Selectmen's Chambers. Hearings on the agenda are by appointment only
Hours:
Tue-Thr 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Hours vary with site visits and inspections
 
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Members (7 Members, three year terms each, staggered so that the terms of as nearly an equal number of members shall expire each year) Appointed By: Board of Selectmen.
Name
Title
Term Expiration
James Deroian
Vice-Chairman
2018
Michael Turgeon
Chairman
2019
John Hussey
Member
2018
Karen Hill
Clerk
2020
James Le Cuyre
Member
2018
Christine Vitale
Member
2020
Description of Services
The Conservation Commission is responsible for enforcement of the Mass. Wetlands Protection Act, the Townsend General Wetlands Bylaws, and the Squannacook & Nissitissit Act of 1975. Other services include review of lands coming out of Chapter 61, management of Old Meetinghouse Park and other conservation land, and general promotion of conservation activities within the town.

Townsend is home to the Squannassit Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and has significant conservation land that provides for excellent wildlife habitat and many recreational activities, such as hunting, fishing, canoeing, and hiking.


Thank you to everyone who came out to help clean-up the Squannacook!

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Townsend Conservation Commission
lbutler@townsend.ma.us, or 978-597-1700 x 1740 or 1739

Date of Release: August 29, 2017

Pig Roast Fundraiser:
To Benefit the Squannacook River Clean Up

    The Townsend Conservation Commission is sponsoring a Pig Roast, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the VFW Post 6538, 491 Main St., W. Townsend, MA. The hours will be 6:00-10:00 PM. There will be a 50/50 raffle-guess the weight of the pig. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the Town Clerks Office, Building Department, Land-Use Office or at the door. Proceeds will benefit future River cleanups.
      The Conservation Commission organized a clean- up of a portion of the Squannacook River this Summer. Woody debris had made the River impassable by a canoe or kayak. The Commission, along with dedicated and driven volunteers, cleared the permitted section in the first two weekends scheduled. There will be a “before and after” presentation of the work. For more information, contact Lyndsy Butler, Townsend Conservation Administrative Assistant, at lbutler@townsend.ma.us, or 978-597-1700x1740.





 
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