Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

Public Notice 

CLOSED PUBLIC AREAS:
  • School Playgrounds 
  • Warren Park playground
  • Wellesley High School Track and Field
  • All Wellesley College areas including Lake Waban
All other public areas and public tennis courts are now OPEN. Please follow the posted restrictions.
  • No groups larger than 10 people
  • No pick-up games
  • No contact sports
  • No practices
  • Dogs must be leashed on streets, sidewalks and school property
  • Take trash with you
  • Have fun and be kind

Find Information on how you can help keep the Trails safe here

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 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