It is the mission of the Natural Resources Commission to provide stewardship, education and advocacy of the Town of Wellesley park, conservation, and open space system. The Natural Resources Commission has focuses their work on a variety of environmental issues, such as gas leak information, plastic bag bylaw, park and pond management, and much more.
Wetlands Protection Committee
The Wetlands Protection Committee (WPC), often referred to as the Conservation Commission in other towns, is a 5-member board of volunteers who are appointed by Wellesley's Natural Resources Commission (NRC). They are responsible for reviewing and permitting any proposed work within a Wetland Buffer Zone, a Riverfront Area, or a Wetland Resource Area.
The Trails Committee is a volunteer subcommittee appointment by the Natural Resources Commission. They are responsible for promoting, maintaining, and enhancing the town's trails network.