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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    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.



    Bring Your Own Bag in January 2020

    Bring Your Own Bag when you shop in Wellesley. Plastic bag regulations have removed 10.7 million plastic bags from our waste stream since going into effect in 2017. 
    Learn more.


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    Playing Fields Task Force Field Lighting Subcommittee

    The NRC continues to discuss a report from the Playing Fields Task Force (PFTF) Lighting Subcommittee that investigates adding additional and improving existing lighting equipment at Town playing fields. 

    Read the report or watch meetings here.

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