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!
Contact: Townsend Conservation Commission
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or 978-597-1700x1740.