Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission oversees the use, preservation and protection of the town's parks and conservation areas, serves as tree warden, sets policies for insect control and pesticide use, and protects the town watershed areas.  The Commission also appoints the Wetlands Protection Committee and Trails Committee.

Areas of Focus

  • Park, Pond and Wetland Management
  • Tree Protection and Planting
  • Environmental Health 
  • Natural Landscaping
  • Sustainability Advocacy

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NRC Spotlights

  1. Healthy Yard

    The NRC is distributing healthy yard signs to pesticide free lawns.  Learn more about the program and how to request a sign. 

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    Read a letter from 5th Grade students at Bates recommending action to reduce harmful chemicals in our environment.  

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    Playing Fields Task Force Field Lighting Subcommittee

    The NRC has asked the Playing Fields Task Force (PFTF) to investigate the possibility of adding additional and improving existing lighting equipment at playing fields in Town.        
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    Softball Field Naming

    Learn about the NRC plans to name a Town field in memory of a long-time Wellesley girls' softball advocate.   

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NRC Staff

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Brandon Schmitt, Director 2298
Lisa Moore, Education & Outreach Coordinator 2290
Danielle Marini, NRC Clerk 2294
Julie Meyer, Wetlands Protection Administrator 2292