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The Gloucester Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Rivers Protection Act, and the local Gloucester Wetlands Ordinance.  The Commission’s mission is to protect public interests including public and private water supplies, ground water, local flora and fauna and their habitats, and areas for passive recreation. It also looks to prevent or reduce flooding, and prevent erosion and pollution of Gloucester wetlands and waterways.

In ensuring these interests are protected, the Conservation Commission reviews and oversees activities that may alter resource areas or their buffer zones. Resource areas include: any bank, fresh water wetland, beach, marsh, wet meadow, bog, swamp, estuary, creek, river, stream, pond, lake, or vernal pool or any land under water. They also include bordering land subject to flooding (consisting of the 100-year flood plain) and isolated lands subject to flooding.

  • 6:30 pm
  • Generally, first and third Wednesday of each month

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to Conservation Commission meetings.
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Commission Expiration

Robert Gulla, Co-Chair 593 Essex Avenue February 14, 2020
Ann Jo Jackson, Co-Chair 21 Salt Island Road February 14, 2022
Helene Shaw-Kwasie
6 Nautical Heights February 14, 2022
John Feener
45B Warner Street February 14, 2021
Linda Charpentier 4 St. Joseph Lane February 14, 2021
Barry Gradwohl
142 Hesperus Ave
February 14, 2021
William Cook 2 Longview Road February 14, 2022

Adrienne Lennon is the Conservation Agent and can be reached at:  978-325-5233

Applications, Forms, and  Information

Letter Permit Application
Abbreviated Notice of Resource Delineation Application
Certificate of Compliance Application

NOI Application Checklist
Notice of Intent Instructions/state fees and Application
Local Fees
Wetland Fee Transmittal Form
Abutter Notification Form
Affidavit of Service Form
NOI  application package

How to Amend an Order of Conditions

Request for Determination Application
Request for Determination Application Checklist

Wetland Maps
Barrier Beach - Primary Dune Map (Coffins and Wingaersheek Beaches)
FEMA Floodplain Maps
Chapter 91 Dock & Float Guide

Native Plant List
Native Trees and Shrubs Riparian

Area Environmental Consultants and Firms

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