Conservation Division

Address: 195 Main Street
Maynard, MA 01754
Phone: 978-897-1302
Department Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Tuesday: 8am to 7pm
Friday: 8am to 12noon
All applications and forms must be submitted electronically as well as hard copy.

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.)



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 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
John Milhaven Commission member 2021
(vacant) Commission member
Christopher Ciano-Collins Associate Commission member

Contacting the Commission

  • For Conservation Commission matters please contact us at 978-897-1360
  • The office is also open from 3:30 to 6:30pm when the Commission meets.
  • All applications and forms must be submitted electronically as well as hard copy.

Commission Meetings

The Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month starting at 6:30 pm. Please call the office for information about our agenda.

Public Hearing Schedule and Filing Deadlines

View the 2021 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 availability.

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

  • 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.
  • All items required for a complete application must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) on the deadline day. No exceptions.
  • The timeline below 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.
Meeting Date Time Submittal Date
January 12, 2021 6:30 PM December 15, 2020
February 9, 2021 6:30 PM January 12, 2021
March 9, 2021 6:30 PM February 9, 2021
April 13, 2021 6:30 PM March 16, 2021
May 11, 2021 6:30 PM April 13, 2021
June 8, 2021 6:30 PM May 11, 2021
July 13, 2021 6:30 PM June 15, 2021
August 10, 2021 6:30 PM July 13, 2021
September 14, 2021 6:30 PM August 17, 2021
October 12, 2021 6:30 PM September 14, 2021
November 9, 2021 6:30 PM October 12, 2021
December 14, 2021 6:30 PM November 16, 2021

Download a printable copy of this schedule.

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.