Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

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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

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    Open Space Plan Update
    Wellesley is in the process of updating the Town's open space plan. The current plan is good through April of 2021. The State of Massachusetts has set specific parameters that the updated plan will need to follow.

    Check back here for opportunities to contribute to the plan.
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    To support its commitment to addressing Wellesley's vulnerability to climate change, the NRC has declared a climate emergency to increase awareness and promote action. 
    Learn more.
  1. Pollinate Wellesley

    Be a part of Wellesley's Pollinator Corridor

    Pollinator Week is June 21 through the 27, and what better way to celebrate than to plant native species to help our valuable birds and insects?
    More information and resources here. 

NRC Staff

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Brandon Schmitt, Director 2298
Lisa Moore, Education & Outreach Coordinator 2290
Leah Wallner, NRC Secretary 2294
Julie Meyer, Wetlands Protection Administrator 2292