The Conservation Commission's mission is to protect the natural resources of Marlborough, including both the wetlands and natural open spaces. Tasks include administering the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, undertaking land acquisition, managing conservation land, and offering public education and participation on environmental issues.
Open space increases the quality of life for all residents: a healthy environment provides clean water, clean air, recreation, and increased property values. Protecting land around water supplies helps to keep our drinking water clean. The Commission permits and oversees the construction of projects within 100 feet of wetlands, or 200 feet from rivers, to ensure that the wetlands are protected from siltation or contamination due to the adjacent construction.
The Conservation Commission is a seven (7) member board of dedicated volunteers appointed by the Mayor.
The Commission meets the first and third Thursdays of every month starting at 7:00 pm.