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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Conservation Commission
Susan C. Jenness

Administrative Office
Town Hall, Third Floor
149 Main St.
Watertown, MA  02472

Ph: (617) 972-6426
Fx: (617) 972-6484

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Meetings are open to the public, who are welcome to comment on business before the Commission and bring concerns to the Commission’s attention.

A Healthier Charles River in Watertown-Stormwater Green Infrastructure in Action Meeting

When:  6:00 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2017
Where: Town Council Chambers (149 Main Street)

Program Flyer for September 14, 2017 Green Infrastructure Meeting

Joint Meeting-Town Council's Human Services Sub Committee and the Conservation Commission on August 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM
There will be a Joint Meeting of the Town Council's Human Services Sub-Committee and the Conservation Commission on August 3, 2017.  The joint meeting will take place in the Richard E. Mastrangelo Town Council Chambers. A copy of the agenda is available by clicking on the link below.

Joint Meeting Notice-August 3, 2017-Meeting Agenda

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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The Conservation Commission includes up to seven volunteer Commissioners appointed by the Town Manager, with approval by the Town Council, for three-year terms.


        -Rules and Regulations for the Administration of the Watertown Wetlands Ordinance, Adopted October 2010

  • Protecting the Town’s natural resources
  • Reviews plans for activities, including new development and redevelopment, that may affect our wetlands
  • Imposes conditions to ensure that those activities do not cause erosion or pollution that would harm the waters or wetlands
  • Seeks opportunities to increase and improve open space in the Town   
  • Manages open spaces under its jurisdiction
  • Encourages good management of the parklands along the Charles River
  • Participates in developing a new open space plan for Watertown every seven years
  • As required by the Town Council Resolution of 2013 (R-2013-3) the Conservation Commission, through the Conservation Agent, shall submit to the Town Manager, each year prior to December 31st, a recommended plan for maintenance and educational activities for Whitney Hill Park.  
  • Attached here is the latest report and plan as submitted.



Greenough Boulevard Expansion Greenway Project

  • Marylouise Pallotta McDermott

        76 Lovell Road 
        Term Expires: Feb. 15, 2018


    Charles C. Bering

        508 Belmont Street
        Term Expires: Feb. 15, 2019

  • Leo G. Martin

        683 Main Street
        Term Expires: Feb. 15, 2020

  • Maria P. Rose

        45 Edward Rd
        Term Expires:  Feb. 15, 2020

  • Patrick W. Fairbairn, Ph.D.

        20 Marcia Road
        Term Expires:  Feb. 15, 2019 

  • Louis M. Taverna
  • 133 Bellevue Road
    Term Expires:  Feb. 15, 2018

    Jamie O'Connell
    251 Common St.
    Term Expires: Feb. 15, 2020