Conservation Commission

Words Worth Reading

Every year in New England we anxiously await the spring and summer months, looking forward to spending more time outdoors. Our yards become an extension of our home, where we cook, play, and relax. We do this all against a backdrop of increasing concerns about the greater environment. Every yard is a small piece of the larger landscape in our communities, our watersheds, and our state. By creating a more natural yard, whether by planting a single blueberry bush, or by redesigning your whole yard, you can do your part to help protect the special natural features of Massachusetts. Consider working a little ecological landscaping into your piece of our Commonwealth. ~ Ellen Roy Herzfelder, Former MA Secretary of Environmental Affairs

Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us. ~Theodore Roosevelt


Staff Contacts

Name Title
Elizabeth Laracy Administrative Assistant

Commission Members

Name Title
Neil Kessler Chairman
Cindy Ostrowski Member
Jean Bednor Vice-Chair
Courtney Ek Member
Jessica Jackson Member
Carol McGarry Member
Michael Lesser Member
Kelly McClintock Associate Member