Conservation Division

Address: 195 Main Street
Maynard, MA 01754
Phone: 978-897-1360
Administration: conservation@townofmaynard.net
Conservation Agent: Julia Miller
jmiller@townofmaynard.net
Department Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Tuesday: 8am to 7pm
Friday: 8am to 12noon
All applications and forms must be submitted electronically to conservation@townofmaynard.net. One hard copy must also be submitted to the Office of Municipal Services, 195 Main Street Maynard, MA 01754

Guidance to Conservation Commissions
for Submissions During MassDEP Office Closures

In addition to the regulatory filing requirements, MassDEP recommends that Requests for Determination of Applicability (RDAs) and Notices of Intent (NOIs) be sent by email to MassDEP, in accordance with the additional guidance found here. (For NOI filings made through eDEP, email should be sent in addition to the eDEP filing.)

 

Mission

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 By-law
  • Administer the Maynard Stormwater Management By-law
  • Undertake land acquisition
  • Undertake land management
  • Undertake public education and public participation
 

About the Commission

The Conservation Commission exists because time has proven that 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.
 

Commission Members

Name Title TERM
Susan Erickson Chair 2023
M. John Dwyer Vice-chair 2023
Jeffrey Black Commission member 2022
Sarah Measures Commission member 2022
John Milhaven Commission member 2021
Christopher Ciano-Collins Associate Commission member
 

Commission Meetings

The Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month starting at 6:30 pm. Please see the following link for meeting agendas and minutes. Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours before a meeting.

Public Hearing Schedule and Filing Deadlines

Applications for Notice of Intents (NOIs), ANRADs, RDAs, Requests for Certificate of Compliance, and Stormwater Applications are due four weeks or more prior to a regularly scheduled meeting, based on Agenda availabilityPlease submit all complete applications electronically and ONE hard copy to the Conservation Agent.

Please file applications in the Conservation Office according to the following timelines.

Meeting Date Time Submittal Deadline
January 11, 2022 6:30 PM December 14, 2021
February 8, 2022 6:30 PM January 11, 2022
March 8, 2022 6:30 PM February 8, 2022
April 12, 2022 6:30 PM March 15, 2022
May 10, 2022 6:30 PM April 12, 2022
June 14, 2022 6:30 PM May 17, 2022
July 12, 2022 6:30 PM June 14, 2022
August 9, 2022 6:30 PM July 12, 2022
September 13, 2022 6:30 PM August 16, 2022
October 11, 2022 6:30 PM September 13, 2022
November 8, 2022 6:30 PM October 11, 2022
December 13, 2022 6:30 PM November 15, 2022

Download a printable copy of this schedule.

Notes:

  1. All dates subject to change. Hearings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Occasionally the Commission will hold a second meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month, as needed.
  2. All items required for a complete application must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) on the deadline day. No exceptions.
  3. The above timeline represents the soonest an application may be heard by the Conservation Commission. Submitting by the date may not secure a place on the desired agenda.  Please note that all applications are reviewed on a first submittal basis and all applications will be reviewed within the statutory time requirements.

Assabet River Rail Trail

For information about the Assabet River Rail Trail Project, including design specifications in Maynard, please visit the Assabet River Rail Trail Project page.

 

Forms

 

Resources