Conservation Commission

"We need to stop picturing our relationship with Nature as a war" A. R. Siders

 The Conservation Commission is responsible for the protection and management of Norwell’s Conservation land and for the administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Norwell Wetland Bylaw.  The Conservation Commission serves these primary purposes:

1. To administer and enforce the state Wetland Protection Act and the Norwell Wetland Bylaw.
2. To manage: 1969 Acres of Open Space Public Lands, 19+ Miles of Public Trails, 10 Active Farm Fields,  11 Conservation Restrictions, 9831 Feet of Scenic Stone Walls.
3. To conduct outreach and education regarding the town's natural resources, and environmental issues.

Protect the water you drink, and the natural resources around you!

 To better understand the resources on or near your property, please feel free to contact the Conservation Department. The team offers personalized assistance with permitting issues, environmental concerns, or simply creating a unique GIS map for your property. Assistance is also available regarding information on public lands or trails. Anyone contemplating work in or within 100 feet of a wetland, or within 200 feet of a stream, which flows continuously throughout the year, is encouraged to contact the agent for information about the Wetlands Protection Act and local wetland bylaw at the Commission’s office in the Town Hall during normal business hours.


Staff Contacts

Name Title
Meredith Schmid Administrative Assistant
Will Saunders Conservation Agent

Conservation Commission Members

Name Title
Marynel Wahl Chair (2022)
Robert Woodill Vice-Chair (2023)
Justin Ivas Member (2023)
Patricia DeGiulio Member (2022)
Ron Mott Member (2024)
Robert McMackin Member (2024)
Roy Bjorlin Member (2024)