Conservation Commission

COVID-19 Notice: Lowell City Hall and all city offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per Governor Baker's executive order to waive certain open meeting law requirements, the Conservation Commission is meeting virtually using the GoToMeeting platform. For the ways to access specific meetings, please visit the agenda center or the Conservation Commission projects page.

If you have any questions about current projects under review, please contact Francesca Cigliano ( / 978-674-1424).

Application Forms


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.


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:

Conservation Commission

Title Member Name Term Exp. Date
Chair Louisa Varnum 07/10/2024
Vice Chair Bradley Buitenhuys 07/10/2024
Member Kevin Dillon 03/10/2023
Member William Lovely, Jr. 03/10/2023
Member Perry Downs 01/08/2022
Member Weston Standish 1/26/2024
Member VACANT 11/20/2020