Conservation Commission

About the Commission

The Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (the Act) requires that no person shall remove, dredge, or alter any bank, freshwater or coastal wetlands, beach, dunes, flat, marsh, meadow or swamp bordering on any resource area as defined in the Act without filing written notice of the intention to perform such work with the Conservation Commission of the Town in which the land is located and receiving a permit from the Commission to perform the work. This mandated authority was reinforced by the 1963 Annual Town Meeting which authorized the establishment of a Conservation Commission for the town. Since that time the Town of Nantucket has developed a Wetlands Bylaw (Chapter 136) to provide further local control.

Regular Meetings

  • 4 p.m.
  • Every other Wednesday
  • 2nd Floor of the Public Safety Facility
Current Members
  • Andrew Bennett, Chairman.                  Term Expires: 2019
  • Ashley Erisman          Term Expires: 2020
  • Ben Champoux          Term Expires: 2019
  • Ernie Steinauer          Term Expires: 2020
  • Ian Golding                Term Expires: 2021
  • David LaFleur            Term Expires: 2019
  • Joseph Topham         Term Expires: 2021

Schedules and Regulations

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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