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 is in the process of updating the Town's open space plan. Please review the results of the Open Space Survey here, and click here for more information including information discussed at the Open Space And Recreation plan Forum on December 7th. Provide feedback on Open Space Resources 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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    Join the No Mow Movement


    Support Local Pollinators, let your grass grow, and check out Wellesley's No Mow Area


    More information 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