The Weston Conservation Department is offering a series of FREE educational and work day events. We invite the community to learn about invasive plant removal and proper disposal and native plant restoration. This is a great opportunity to begin to eradicate invasives in your own yard. Signup at Conservation@WestonMA.gov.
The Conservation staff in the Land Use Department are responsible for the day to day operation of the Conservation Commission. This includes:
- Reviewing applications for work near wetlands, as well as drafting, issuing, and monitoring wetland permits to ensure compliance with the Wetlands Protection Act
- Providing residents with education and outreach information on the wetland permitting process
- Managing Weston’s 1,800 acres of Conservation Land
- Administering a number of land management contracts
- Conducting baseline documentation of conservation land and Conservation Restrictions
- Monitoring conservation land for encroachments, and
- Collaborating with Weston Forest and Trail Association (WFTA) for trail management and education
- Collaborating with Land’s Sake, Inc. for community farming and education, sustainable forestry, and maple sugaring
The regulatory body responsible for the protection and management of Weston’s natural resources and the administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act.
Conservation Lands & Trails
The Conservation Commission owns and maintains approximately 2,000 acres of protected land throughout Weston that is open to the public for passive recreation.
Education and Outreach
Both the Conservation Department and Commission are dedicated to wetland and environmental education, from our e-newsletter to stormwater protection and more.
Land Management Activities
The Commission is responsible for a number of management activities aimed towards the protection and responsible use of Weston’s natural resources.
Wetland and Land Use Permitting
Learn how to obtain a wetlands permit, how to request and mitigate tree removals, and how to apply to use conservation land for a group activity.
Proposed Weston Wetlands Bylaw