Openings on Conservation Commission!

Interested in becoming more involved in the town? Read below...


The town is looking for residents with interests in wetlands and rivers protection, open space, ecology, or stormwater management to fill an open seat on the Southborough Conservation Commission (SCC). As a Conservation Commissioner, you can look forward to many challenging and rewarding experiences. We currently have one immediate vacancy and two additional spots opening up as of July 1st. 

The SCC is responsible for the administration of the MA Wetlands Protection Act (WPA), a state law governing activities in and immediately adjacent to local wetlands, waterways and floodplains, the Southborough Wetlands Bylaw, and the Stormwater and Erosion Control Bylaw. The SCC also oversees conservation lands in town with the guidance and help of the Stewardship Committee and local organizations.

The SCC holds regularly scheduled public meetings each month on Thursday evenings (every 21 days) at 7pm to review applications, issue permits, and conduct other business related to the management of Southborough’s natural resource areas. Our next meeting is on May 9th and we encourage those who may be interested to attend and ask any questions you may have! 

The SCC consists of seven members appointed by the Board of Selectmen to serve three-year terms, is supported by a Conservation Agent, and employs the services of environmental and engineering consultants who provide peer reviews of projects. Technical knowledge is not needed to become a Commissioner, but a willingness to learn is highly appreciated! 

Southborough residents with a love of nature and being outdoors are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you are interested, please submit a Volunteer Form, resume, and letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen’s office at the Southborough Town House or here. Have questions? Please call Melissa at the Conservation office at 508-281-8984.