Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

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New Leash Requirements and Physcial Space Regulations from the NRC and Animal Control Officer Sue Webb. 
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  • All School Playgrounds
  • Warren Park
  • Perrin Park
  • All Playing Fields, including the Hunnewell Field Athletic Complex and WHS Track and Field
  • All Wellesley College areas including Lake Waban
PUBLIC AREAS that remain OPEN:
  • Centennial Reservation
  • Boulder Brook Reservation
  • Fuller Brook Park 
  • Town of Wellesley aqueduct
  • Morses Pond Trails
  • Wellesley Town Forest
  • All Neighborhood sidewalks 
  • Many other suggested walks on the Wellesley Trails website

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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    Tree Planting Program

    Preserve our urban forest – have the Town plant a tree on your property. 

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  1. Town Forest


    The NRC approved a temporary license to perform inspection work on the underground Natural Gas Transmission line that runs through the Town Forest.  

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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.   
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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