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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    Read the latest review of  Morses Pond that analyzes water quality and recommends treatments for invasive weed management. 


  1. LEAF
    Learn About the benefits of shifting to electric powered leaf blowers and equipment.  

    To register and for more info, click here

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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
Vacant, NRC Clerk 2294
Julie Meyer, Wetlands Protection Administrator 2292