Conservation Commission

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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.


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meeting.
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Meeting results are available, following approval.
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First NameLast NameTitleCommission Expiration
RobertGullaCo-ChairFebruary 14, 2023
Ann JoJacksonCo-ChairFebruary 14, 2025
WilliamCookMemberFebruary 14, 2025
RobertShermanMemberFebruary 14, 2025
LindaCharpentierMemberFebruary 14, 2024
BarryGradwohlMemberFebruary  14, 2024
Dave SargentMemberFebruary 14, 2025

Conservation Office

The Conservation Clerk is in the office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm and can be reached at: (978) 325-5234.

At this time, the City of Gloucester is actively seeking a Conservation Agent.  Until an Agent is hired, the Conservation Office will be running on a limited schedule. In addition to the Clerk's hours stated above, the Interim Community Development Director will be available Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

Filed Applications

Public Access to Current Administrative Records [Google Drive - No Account Required]


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