Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

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The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission oversees the use, preservation and protection of the town’s parks and conservation areas, serves as tree warden, sets policies for insect control and pesticide use, and protects the town watershed areas.  The Commission also appoints the Wetlands Protection Committee and Trails Committee.

Areas of Focus

  • Park, Pond and Wetland Management
  • Tree Protection and Planting
  • Environmental Health 
  • Natural Landscaping
  • Sustainability Advocacy

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NRC Spotlights

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    Fall 2020 Educational Opportunities 

    Join us in our outdoor "classrooms" at Town Hall, Morses Pond, and North 40.       
    Learn more and Register

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    The Friends of Morses Pond held their first ever ZOOM meeting on September 21st, and discussed the ongoing management plan a and new initiatives at the pond  with NRC Director Brandon Schmitt and Pond Manager Ken Wagner.



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    To support its commitment to addressing Wellesley's vulnerability to climate change, the NRC has declared a climate emergency to increase awareness and promote action.   
    Learn more.


NRC Staff

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Brandon Schmitt, Director 2298
Lisa Moore, Education & Outreach Coordinator 2290
Leah Wallner, NRC Clerk 2294
Julie Meyer, Wetlands Protection Administrator 2292