Conway

  • Town of Conway Massachusetts
  • 32 Main Street
  • 413-369-4235
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Conservation Commission

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Contact

Bruton Strange, brutonstrange@gmail.com

E-mail: concomm@conwayma.gov

Office Hours

 

 

Meeting Schedule: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:00 pm at the Town Hall. Additional meetings are on held on an as-needed basis.

Next 3 meetings:

Members

5 of 5 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Grace Larson, Secretary & Treasurer. June, 2025.
  • Bruton Strange, Chair. June, 2024.
  • Brittany Nickerson. June, 2025.
  • Mary Kay Costello. June, 2025.
  • Tony Somers . June, 2025.

The Conway Conservation Commission (ConCom) works with the community to protect wetlands, preserve open space, and bring an environmental perspective to the ongoing dialogue about quality of life issues in Conway. As the local representative of the state Department of Environmental Protection, we are also charged with the implementation of the Wetlands Protection Act (WPA), which includes the Rivers Protection Act. The goal of these laws is to protect and enhance the health of Conway’s and the Commonwealth’s abundant, yet fragile natural resources and ecosystems.

It is our responsibility to advise landowners and homeowners whether the requirements of the Act apply to their projects and to work with them to balance their needs and rights with those of the WPA. At first, this may seem to be contradictory, but one simple truth remains — when we respect our environment and work with it, rather than trying to control or ignore it, the end result is a “win-win” situation for both the landowner and the environment.

When to contact the ConCom

To avoid confusion and possible delays, we urge people planning to build on or develop their land to contact the ConCom as early as possible in the process. We will work with you to determine whether ConCom review and approval are required.

When a project may affect a wetland, stream or river, so called “resource areas,” applicants are required to file either a Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) or a Notice of Intent (NOI) with the Commission before work can proceed. Details on both are found in the Commission’s “Policies & Procedures” (see link below).

The Franklin County Cooperative Inspection Program now requires that conservation commissions sign off on all building permit applications for projects that require any excavation, whether it be a full cellar or a single concrete pier.  It is our policy to go out to the site to assess the situation. If there is any question whatsoever whether a resource area or buffer zone may be near the proposed work, we will request that the applicant file a Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA). Again, early contact with the ConCom can help you avoid delays for your project.

Previous meetings:

Conservation Commission Files

Conservation Comm Meetings

Name Uploaded Date
   ConCom 22 11 22 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-11-17 16:51:49
   ConCom 22 11 15 Agenda.pdf 2022-11-16 11:50:36
   ConCom 22 11 08 Agenda.pdf 2022-11-16 11:50:35
   ConCom 22 10 25 Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 12:04:27
   ConCom 22 10 25 Agenda.pdf 2022-11-16 11:50:34
   ConCom 22 10 11 Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 12:04:25
   ConCom 22 10 11 Agenda.pdf 2022-11-16 11:50:32
   ConCom 22 09 27 Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 12:04:24
   ConCom 22 09 27 Agenda.pdf 2022-11-16 11:50:31
   ConCom 22 09 13 Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 12:04:21
   ConCom 22 09 13 Agenda.pdf 2022-11-16 11:50:30
   ConCom 22 08 23 Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 12:04:19
   ConCom 22 08 23 Agenda.pdf 2022-11-16 11:50:28
   ConCom 22 08 09 Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 12:04:29
   ConCom 22 08 09 Agenda.pdf 2022-11-16 11:50:27
   ConCom 22 07 26 Agenda.pdf 2022-11-16 11:50:26
   ConCom 22 07 12 Agenda.pdf 2022-11-16 11:50:37
   ConCom 2022-03-22 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:35:04
   ConCom 2022-03-03 Agenda.pdf 2022-08-30 15:35:01
   ConCom 2022-02-22 Canceled.pdf 2022-08-30 15:34:59
   ConCom 2022-02-08 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:34:58
   ConCom 2022-01-25 Agenda.pdf 2022-08-30 15:34:55
   ConCom 2022-01-11 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:34:51
   ConCom 2021-12-28 No-Meeting.pdf 2022-08-30 15:34:50
   ConCom 2021-12-14 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:34:46
   ConCom 2021-11-16 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-30 15:34:37
   ConCom 2021-11-16 Agenda.pdf 2022-08-30 15:34:32
   ConCom 2021-11-09 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:34:30
   ConCom 2021-11-09 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:34:25
   ConCom 2021-10-26 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-30 15:34:24
   ConCom 2021-10-26 Agenda.pdf 2022-08-30 15:34:17
   ConCom 2021-10-12 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:34:16
   ConCom 2021-10-12 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:34:14
   ConCom 2021-09-28 Minutes.pdf 2022-08-30 15:34:08
   ConCom 2021-09-28 Agenda.pdf 2022-08-30 15:34:06
   ConCom 2021-09-14 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:34:04
   ConCom 2021-09-14 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:34:02
   ConCom 2021-08-24 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:55
   ConCom 2021-08-24 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:54
   ConCom 2021-08-10 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:52
   ConCom 2021-08-10 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:45
   ConCom 2021-07-27 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:40
   ConCom 2021-07-27 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:35
   ConCom 2021-07-13 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:30
   ConCom 2021-07-13 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:26
   ConCom 2021-06-8 Agenda.pdf 2022-08-30 15:33:14
   ConCom 2021-06-22 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:22
   ConCom 2021-06-22 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:18
   ConCom 2021-06-08 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:10
   ConCom 2021-05-25 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:07
   ConCom 2021-05-25 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:03
   ConCom 2021-05-11 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:02
   ConCom 2021-05-11 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:33:00
   ConCom 2021-04-27 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:32:58
   ConCom 2021-04-13 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:32:57
   ConCom 2020-11-10 Agenda.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:32:55
   ConCom 2020-01-14 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:32:54
   ConCom 2019-10-22 Minutes.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-08-30 15:32:46
   ConCom-Agenda-2022-11-22.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-11-17 09:07:16
   ConCom-Agenda-2022-11-15.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-11-10 10:17:08
   ConCom-22-10-25-Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 11:58:43
   ConCom-22-10-11-Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 11:58:41
   ConCom-22-09-27-Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 11:58:40
   ConCom-22-09-13-Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 11:58:37
   ConCom-22-08-23-Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 11:58:35
   ConCom-22-08-09-Minutes.pdf 2022-11-16 11:58:34
   Con Com Agenda 22-12-08.pdf (View on Calendar) 2022-12-08 09:19:10
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