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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    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 Use Report

     The Town of Wellesley has completed a Playing Fields and Outdoor Court Study.  Working with Consultants from Weston and Sampson the study involved a comprehensive audit of the Town fields and courts, collection and analysis of  field use data from local organizations and public survey data, .   Thanks for everyone who participated.   

    Read the Report Here

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    Tree Canopy Report

    Learn More about Wellesley's Tree Canopy and How we can protect and grow it. 

    Read the Report 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