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

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    Legislators held an oversight meeting on natural gas safety on Tuesday, December 11th. Read the NRC's written testimony here 

    Learn more 
  1. Strategic-Planning

    NRC Strategic Goals

    Learn more about the goals developed at this years Retreat!


    Read the 2015 Strategic Plan


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    North 40 Vernal Pool Construction Underway!

    Construction has begun on this collaborative effort sponsored by the NRC and funded by the Community Preservation Committee.    
    Get Involved

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