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

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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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    Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Listening Session

    Learn More about the Town's Climate and Resiliency Planning.  Share your thoughts at a public meeting on Tuesday, December 3rfrom 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Kingsbury Room at the Wellesley Police Department.


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    Gas leaks threaten our safety and the environment.   

    Learn more 

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