Conservation Commission

The Commission is a board of 7 volunteers who are citizens of the Town of Wellfleet and who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a three year term.  

The Commission's primary responsibility is to administer both local and state wetlands protection statutes (the Wetlands Protection Act, MGL Ch 131, s. 40 and the Wellfleet Wetlands Protection Bylaw.  This means that the Commission reviews proposed projects to be undertaken in areas of its jurisdiction.  The Commission's objective is to permit projects while protecting the natural resources and the public interests they provide.   

The Commission is also responsible for overseeing several town-owned conservation lands.

The Commission holds public hearings twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays to review applications.  Meetings start at 5pm, usually at the Hall basement, 300 Main Street.

Members

NameTitleTerm
Deborah Freeman

Chair

06/30/2020

John Cumbler

Member

06/30/2022

John Portnoy

Member

06/30/2020

Barbara Brennessel

Member

06/30/2022

Michael Fisher

Member

06/30/2021

Vacancy .