Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

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


    Bring Your Own Bag in January 2020

    Bring Your Own Bag when you shop in Wellesley. Plastic bag regulations have removed 10.7 million plastic bags from our waste stream since going into effect in 2017. 
    Learn more.


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    Playing Fields Task Force Field Lighting Subcommittee

    On November 21, the NRC discussed a report from the Playing Fields Task Force (PFTF) Lighting Subcommittee to investigate the possibility of adding additional and improving existing lighting equipment at playing fields in Town.  The NRC will be discussing the report at upcoming meetings, and welcome your thoughts on the report.       
    Read the report here  or watch the meeting here.

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    Gas leaks threaten our safety and the environment.   

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NRC Staff

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