Conservation Commission

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The Conservation Department is open by appointment only!  Please call (508) 347-2506 if you need assistance or utilize our Dropbox
outside the Center Office Building, 301 Main Street.

Until further notice all upcoming Sturbridge Conservation Commission meetings will be VIRTUAL MEETINGS.  Please see Meeting Schedule tab for more information.  


Please click here for our Updated Document Policy.

Tuesday February 2, 2021

Tuesday March 2, 2021

Tuesday March 16, 2021

  • Conservation Submission Deadline: Passed
  • Legal Ad Publication:Thursday March 04th

Tuesday April 6, 2021

  • Conservation Submission Deadline: March 16th

    Legal Ad Publication:Thursday March 25th


Tuesday May 4, 2021

  • Conservation Submission Deadline: April 13th
  • Legal Ad Publication:Thursday April 22nd


Please note, meetings are generally held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
These dates may be subject to change.

The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MG.L. Chapter 131, Section 40), The Rivers Protection Act and related regulations as well as the Town of Sturbridge Wetland Bylaws, Regulations and Policies. The purpose of these regulations, policies  and bylaws is to protect the wetlands, related water resources and adjoining land areas (buffer zones) in Sturbridge.  This is done by monitoring and reviewing activities jurisdictional to the Sturbridge Conservation Commission through the permit application process.  The Conservation Commission reviews projects that will likely have a significant or cumulative effect upon resource area values. More information on Wetlands

The Commission sponsors an annual Lakes Monitoring Program, and administers an annual Earth Day trash clean up. 

 If you can not find information or would like to see something posted that is not here, please email or give us a call.  

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Rebecca Gendreau Conservation Agent
Erin Carson Administrative Assistant

Conservation Commissioners

NameTitleTerm Expires
Edward Goodwin



Steven Chidester



David Barnicle



Steve Halterman



Erik Gaspar