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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    Open Space Plan Update

    Wellesley received final approval on the Open Space and Recreation Plan Update. With this approval, the Town is now eligible to apply for grants through October 2029. 

    Learn More Here and Read the Plan 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.

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    Field Users: We Want to Hear From You

     The Town of Wellesley is developing a Playing Fields and Outdoor Court Study.  This public survey will help the Town identify priorities and outline strategies for recreation/athletic fields and outdoor courts.   The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be anonymous.  Results of this survey will be presented at a future public meeting.   Thanks for participating.   

    Complete the survey here.

NRC Staff

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