Conservation Commission

About the Commission
The Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (the Act) requires that no person shall remove, dredge, or alter any bank, freshwater or coastal wetlands, beach, dunes, flat, marsh, meadow or swamp bordering on any resource area as defined in the Act without filing written notice of the intention to perform such work with the Conservation Commission of the Town in which the land is located and receiving a permit from the Commission to perform the work. This mandated authority was reinforced by the 1963 Annual Town Meeting which authorized the establishment of a Conservation Commission for the town.  Since that time the Town of Nantucket has developed a Wetlands Bylaw (Chapter 136) to provide further local control. 
Regular Meetings
  • 4 p.m.
  • Every other Wednesday
  • 2nd Floor of the Public Safety Facility
Current Members
  • Andrew Bennett, Chairman (2019)

  • Ashley Erisman, Vice Chairman (2017)

  • Ben Champoux (2019)

  • Ernie Steinauer (2017)

  • Ian Golding (2018)

  • David LaFleur (2019)

  • Joseph Topham (2018)

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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