Conservation Commission

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If you have any questions about current projects under review, please contact Francesca Cigliano (fcigliano@lowellma.gov / 978-674-1424) or Jared Alves (jalves@lowellma.gov / 978-674-1464).

Meetings


  • Notice of meetings is posted at least two days in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board outside of City Hall in the JFK Plaza, and on the City of Lowell's online Event Calendar.

    Agendas & Minutes


    Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
    View the most recent agendas and minutes.
     

    Overview


    The Conservation Commission is responsible for overseeing the protection of wetlands, riverbanks, and wildlife as defined by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and City Wetlands Ordinance (Ch. 280, Sec. 1-13).

    Projects either directly in a resource area (ex. floodplain) or within a certain distance of a resource area (ex. within 100 feet of wetlands) can be subject to Commission review. The level of review from the Commission generally varies upon the size and scale of the proposed project, as well as the affected resource area.

    For more information on the Planning Board and possible projects involving the Conservation Commission, please feel free to review:
     
  • Projects currently under review
  • Rules, regulations, and statues and ordinances of the Planning Board

Conservation Commission

Title Member Name Term Exp. Date
Chair Louisa Varnum 07/10/2021
Vice Chair Katelyn Biedron 07/10/2021
Member Kevin Dillon 03/10/2023
Member William Lovely, Jr. 03/10/2023
Member Perry Downs 01/08/2022
Member Bradley Buitenhuys 11/20/2021
Member Weston Standish 11/21/2020