Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

NRC Spotlights

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    Visit us at July Jubilation - Sat. July 21

    Learn about NRC efforts to reduce pesticide use, control gas leaks, eliminate single-use plastic waste and more.
    Check out our current projects.

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    Gardening for Pollinators

    Wellesley's new garden is helping feed and house birds and insects that pollinate our plants. 
    More information and resources here. 

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    Keep Up With the NRC

    Read current news, watch past meetings, and subscribe to our newsletter!


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

NRC Staff

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Brandon Schmitt, Director 2298
Stephanie Hawkinson, Education & Outreach Coordinator 2290
Danielle Marini, NRC Clerk 2294
Julie Meyer, Wetlands Protection Administrator 2292