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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    Visit the North 40 Vernal Pool

    A new boardwalk and trail around the North 40 vernal pool is accessible to all and gives visitors an up-close look at this important aquatic wildlife habitat. 

    Watch this video to learn more. 

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    Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Grant

    Wellesley is receiving an initial $25,000 grant from the MA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program to kick start projects to combat climate change. 

    Read more


  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. 

    Learn more 

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

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