Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:15 pm at the Town Hall. Please see the Town Events Calendar for exact dates, times  and agendas.  The agenda may change to reflect unforeseen business.

The Leverett Conservation Commission is responsible for matters related to conservation planning and land management.  The Commission helps update the five-year Open Space and Recreation Plan, administers State Wetland and Riverfront Protection statutes, and helps with the acquisition of open space.

Conservation Commission Minutes

Open Space and Recreation Plan

Leverett Trails Committee (& Trail Maps)

Friends of Leverett Pond

Utilities Operational Plans

 


Wetlands Protection in Leverett

It is illegal for anyone in Leverett to dredge, fill, modify or alter any of these resource areas without first filing for and receiving a permit from the Conservation Commission to do so.  The protected resource areas include rivers, streams, brooks, ponds, vernal pools, wetlands and flood plains.  Anyone whose property is within 100 feet of a wetland or within 200 feet of a perennial brook stream or river and who wishes to build, grade, clear, or do any work that would alter the resource area must contact the Conservation Commission before doing so. Any work permitted by the Board of Health such as repair or construction of disposal systems or wells which fall within a resource area must also receive a permit from the Conservation Commission.  Applications for building permits which require the signature of the Conservation Commission must either demonstrate that the work to be done is not within a resource area or file under the Wetlands Protection Act.

Leverett enforces the the State Wetlands Protection Bylaw (MGL 310 CMR 10). There is not a local wetlands bylaw in Leverett.

Wetlands Protection Act Brochure

Wetlands Forms Available Here

Request for Determination Checklist
Notice of Intent Checklist

Wetlands Interactive Map

Priority Resources Map

USGS Topographic Maps

**Applications for permits under the Wetlands Protection Act must be received at least two weeks prior to the meeting date to allow time for site visits and the required newspaper advertisement. Please contact the agent at concom@leverett.ma.us before submitting the application.**

Protected Open Space in Leverett

Protected Land in LeverettProtected Land in Leverett


 

 

 

 


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