Conservation Commission


The Wendell Conservation Commission is a three-member board established to administer the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MGL Chapter 131, Section 40) and the Town of Wendell General Wetlands Protection Bylaw along with the associated Wendell Wetland Bylaw Regulations. The Commission also collaborates with various town departments and boards on both wetland and conservation issues. Wetlands are protected because they play a vital role in serving the following public interests:

  • Protection of public and private water supply
  • Protection of groundwater supply
  • Flood control
  • Storm damage prevention
  • Prevention of pollution
  • Protection of fisheries
  • Protection of wildlife habitat


  • Ward Smith, Chair
  • Trevor Kearns
  • Rowan Gay


Mary Thomas

Associate Members

  • Cirdan Kearns
  • Melinda Godfrey


Phone: 978-544-3395, ext 9

Meeting Schedule

This Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm.Meeting held remotely; please contact Committee/Board Chair for access details.

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