Conservation Division

Address:195 Main Street
Maynard, MA 01754
Administration:Bill Nemser (Town Planner)
Interim Conservation Administrator/Assistant Planner
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.


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: Jamie Bullis, M. John Dwyer,  Ellen Greendale, Karen O’Reily, and Andrew Snyder.

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.

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


Commission Meetings / Events / Statements

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 2017/2018 Hearing Schedule and Filing Deadlines

Applications for Notice of Intents, (NOIs) ANRADs and RDAs are due three 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 normally on the 1st Tuesday.  January, July, and August are on 3rd Tuesday due to holiday conflicts.)
  • 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 deadline 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.
  • Any revised plans or additional submittals must be submitted to the Conservation Office 10 days prior to a scheduled meeting.
Meeting DateTimeLocationApplication Deadline
November 14, 20176.30pmTown HallOctober 24, 2017
December 5, 20176.30pmTown HallNovember 15, 2017
January 16, 20186:30pmTown HallDecember 20, 2017
February 6, 20186:30pmTown HallJanuary 10, 2018
March 6, 20186:30pmTown HallFebruary 7, 2018
April  3, 20186:30pmTown HallMarch 6, 2018
May 1, 20186:30pmTown HallApril 4, 2018
June 5, 20186:30pmTown HallMay 9, 2018
July 17, 20186:30pmTown HallJune 20, 2018
August 21, 20186:30pmTown HallJuly 25, 2018
September 4, 20186:30pmTown HallAugust 8, 2018
 October 2, 20186:30pmTown HallSeptember 5, 2018
November 6, 20186:30pmTown HallOctober 10, 2018
December 4, 20186:30pmTown HallNovember 26, 2018

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.



Jamie BullisChairman
M. John DwyerCommission member
Ellen GreendaleCommission member
Karen O’ReilyCommission member
Andrew SnyderCommission member