Conservation Commission
413-743-8300 Department Ext. #179
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
, Administrative Asst. Phone Ext. 104
Address:
Town Hall, 8 Park Street 
Adams ,MA 01220 
Phone:
413-743-8300 Dept. #179
Fax:
413-743-8309
Hours:
Monday through Wednesday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday CLOSED
 
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Commission Members
Name
Term
David Lipinski
2019
Tammie Shafer
2019
Zachary Bantle
2020
James Fassell
2020
Brian Bishop
2021
Corey Bishop
2021
Thomas Robinson
2021
The Conservation Commission was established pursuant to G.L. Chapter 40 Section 8C, "for the promotion and development of natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources".  The Commission is charged (pursuant to the Wetlands Protection Act G.L. Chapter 131 Section 40) with local review and approval of activities in or near streams, wetlands, and riverfront areas.  This includes work in or within 100 feet of swamps, bogs, marshes, streams that dry up occasionally.  This also includes activities in land subject to flooding, land under water, or within 200 feet of rivers (streams that flow at least 99% of the time).

The Commission spends most of its time reviewing and approving applications under the Wetlands Protection Act.  These are areas important to providing flood control and preventing storm damage, protecting quality water supplies,  preventing pollution, and protecting wildlife habitat.

We typically meet Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. as needed.