Green Frog

Conservation Division

Address: 195 Main Street
Maynard, MA 01754
Phone: 978-897-1302
Fax: 978-897-8489
Department Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 8am to 4pm
Tuesday: 8am to 7pm
Agent Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am-2pm
Tuesday: 2pm-7pm


The Conservation Commission and Conservation Division’s Mission is to work to protect the natural resources of Maynard, the gems of green space that we too often take for granted, until they are threatened by development.

  • Administer the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Maynard Wetlands Bylaw
  • Undertake land acquisition
  • Undertake land management
  • Undertake public education and public participation
  • Administer the Maynard Stormwater Management Bylaw

About the Commission

The reason for the Commission’s existence: Open space pays

  • Open space protection saves the town money: development increases demands for schools, roads, water, and related infrastructure.
  • Open space increases the quality of life for all residents: a healthy environment provides clean water, clean air, recreation, increased property values, etc.
  • Open space provides biological diversity: otters, herons, rare species.

Who is on the Conservation Commission: Dedicated volunteers

  • Commission members: Fred King, M. John Dwyer, Carrie O’Connell, Jessica Pfeifer and John Thomas, Jr.
  • Part-time Conservation Agent: Linda Hansen

Contacting the Commission

  • For Conservation Commission matters please contact Linda Hansen, Conservation Agent at 978-897-1360 (email:
  • The office is also open from 3:30 to 6:30pm when the Commission meets.

There are other many ways you can volunteer to help.  Look at these volunteer opportunities.


Commission Meetings / Events / Statements

The Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month starting at 6:30 pm. Please call the office for information about our agenda.

Commission Meeting Minutes

Next Meeting:  Mar 17 – 6:30pm, Town Hall [Agenda]



Name Title
Fred King Chairman
M. John Dwyer Commission member
Carrie O’Connell Commission member
Jessica Pfeifer Commission member
John Thomas, Jr. Commission member
Peter Keenan Associate member
Linda Hansen Part-time Conservation Agent