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Conservation Commission
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Chair
Mailing Address:
250 Main Street
Rutland, MA 01543
Phone:
508-723-4533
Meetings:
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7PM. Meeting are held at 246 Main St. in the Annex Building.
 
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Members
Name
Title
Term Expires
Joseph Dell'Aquila
Chairman
2018
Eric Bigelow
Member
2018
Willard Cannon
Member
2020
Shawn Moore
Member
2019
Peter Craine
Member
2019
Jake Pettes
Member
2020
Scott Landgren
Member
2020
 
 
Open Space & Recreation Committee
Members
Members
Members
Joseph Dell'Aquila
Stephanie Bacon
Eric Bigelow
Karla Bigelow
Willard Cannon
John Breault
 
Shawn Moore
Nancy Nichols
 
Peter Craine
Karen Wamback
 
Jake Pettes
Dick Williams
 
Scott Landgren
 
 
Mission Statement
As the municipal focal point for environmental protection, Conservation Commissions were given responsibility in 1972 for administering the Wetlands Protection Act (G.L. Ch. 131 ยง40). Thus the Commission serves the community in a regulatory as well as a conservation capacity.

Under this law, Commissions across the state process over ten thousand applications every year for permits to do work in and near wetlands, flood plains, banks, riverfront areas, beaches and surface waters. The Wetlands Protection Act is described in detail in MACC's Environmental Handbook for Massachusetts Conservation Commissioners. Over half of Massachusetts' communities have adopted local non-zoning bylaws or ordinances giving Commissions further power to protect wetlands. The state's highest court has approved the use of such municipal laws. These are administered by Conservation Commissions. If the bylaw/ordinance gives it the power, the Commission may also adopt regulations for its implementation.



 
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