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Conservation Commission
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City Hall Annex
15 Summer St.
Meetings are generally held once a month on Mondays at 6:30 PM at the Maxham School, 141 Oak St. However, this is subject to change and special meetings are held as needed. Please see the Meeting Schedule link below
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Commission Members
Steven Turner
Neil Kelly
Vice Chair
Luis Freitas
Debra Botellio
Renwick Chapman
Marla Isaac
Ernest Enos
The Commission's Mission:
The purpose of this Commission is to protect the wetlands, water resources, and adjoining land areas in the City of Taunton  by controlling activities deemed by the Taunton Conservation Commission likely to have a significant or cumulative effect upon  public or private water supply, groundwater, flood control, erosion and sedimentation control, storm damage prevention including coastal storm flowage, water quality, water pollution control, fisheries, shellfish, wildlife habitat, rare species habitat including rare plant species, agriculture, aquaculture, and recreation values, deemed important to the community.  The Taunton Conservation Commission is empowered to protect the wetlands and waterbodies and to enforce and remediate damages to said wetlands and waterbodies.

In accomplishing the above;  The Commission :

circlebullet.jpgAdministers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act - permits and oversees the construction of projects within 100 feet of wetlands
circlebullet.jpgAdministers the Rivers Protection Act - permits and oversees the construction of projects within  200 feet from Rivers

circlebullet.jpgUndertakes land acquisition to protect sensitive resource areas and habitat

circlebullet.jpgManages  land own by the Conservation Commission

circlebullet.jpgUndertakes public education and public participation on environmental issues.