Conservation Commission is looking for new members

Posted on October 22, 2018


The Town of Danvers Conservation Commission is looking for Danvers residents with interest or professional experience in the fields of natural resource conservation, engineering, land use development, or other related field to serve on the Conservation Commission.

The Conservation Commission reviews projects in accordance with the Wetlands Protection Act and the Town of Danvers local Wetlands By-Law to encourage appropriate growth and development within the Town.  The Commission reviews private and public projects of varying types and sizes that abut existing wetlands, water bodies, ground water, wildlife habitat, fisheries and other important natural resources. 

The Conservation Commission is a group of six volunteers who are appointed by the Town Manager for staggered three (3) year terms. The Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at Town Hall and meetings are open to the public. The anticipated time commitment for this volunteer opportunity is approximately four (4) hours a month including reading materials in preparation for meetings, occasional site visits with Town staff at the discretion of the Commission, and regularly scheduled meeting attendance.

Professional staff support and training are provided for all existing and new Commission members. If you are interested in serving on the Town’s Conservation Commission or would like to request additional information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Erin Schaeffer, Principal Planner at eschaeffer@danversma.gov. 

For more information about the Town of Danvers Wetlands Bylaw regulations and recent projects please visit: https://www.danversma.gov/departments/conservation-commission/

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