Conservation Commission

Sub Committee(s)

413-548-1022 x 3  concom@leverett.ma.us 

Conservation Commission Agent: VACANT - leverettconcom@gmail.com

Agent Office Hours: Please contact leverettconcom@gmail.com to make an appointment

Mailing address: PO Box 300, Leverett, MA 01054

Meeting Schedule: The Conservation Commission meets on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm online via Zoom. Please see the Town Events Calendar for exact dates, times and agendas. The agenda may change to reflect unforeseen business.

No meetings currently scheduled.

Members

5 of 7 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Jono Neiger, Chair. 2026.
  • Gail Berrigan, Member.
  • Julia Firl, Member. 2025.
  • Seth Heminway, Member. 2025.
  • Joan Deely, Vice Chair. 2024.
  • VACANT
  • VACANT

The Leverett Conservation Commission is responsible for matters related to conservation planning and land management. The Commission helps update the five-year Open Space and Recreation Plan, administers State Wetland and Riverfront Protection statutes, and helps with the acquisition of open space.

What are the financial implications of land protection? Read more here: https://masswoods.org/sites/masswoods.org/files/pdf-doc-ppt/cost%20of%20community%20services%20for%20four%20towns.pdf

Wetlands Protection in Leverett

It is illegal for anyone in Leverett to dredge, fill, modify or alter any of these resource areas without first filing for and receiving a permit from the Conservation Commission to do so: rivers, streams, brooks, ponds, vernal pools, wetlands and flood plains. Anyone working within 100 feet of a wetland or within 200 feet of a perennial brook, stream, or river who wishes to build, grade, clear, or do any work that would alter the resource area must contact the Conservation Commission before doing so. Any work permitted by the Board of Health such as repair or construction of disposal systems or wells which fall within a resource area must also receive a permit from the Conservation Commission. Applications for building permits which require the signature of the Conservation Commission must either demonstrate that the work to be done is not within a resource area or file under the Wetlands Protection Act.

Leverett enforces the the State Wetlands Protection Bylaw (MGL 310 CMR 10). There is no local wetlands bylaw in Leverett. To view mapped wetlands in the Town of Leverett you can use the interactive Mass Mapper online tool here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massmapper-interactive-map. Please note that Mass Mapper can not be considered an official wetland delineation. 

**Applications for permits under the Wetlands Protection Act must be received at least two weeks prior to the meeting date to allow time for site visits and the required newspaper advertisement. If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact the agent at concom@leverett.ma.us.**

Wetland Forms

Protected Open Space in Leverett -view map here

Previous meetings:

Current Projects

(for copies of project files contact the ConCom Agent)

Leverett Pond NOI-related files (DEP#200-0196)

Conservation Commission Meetings

Additional Info

There is currently no Conservation Commission Agent. If you have a question, please email: leverettconcom@gmail.com and we will try to answer respond in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience.

Calendar of Events
Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Leverett Safety Complex meeting room
Posted to: Planning Board
Select Board -- POSTED
Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Town Hall/remote
Posted to: Select Board
Board of Assessors -- SCHEDULED
Wed, Apr 24, 2024, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Town Hall
Posted to: Board of Assessors
Finance Committee -- SCHEDULED
Wed, Apr 24, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Town Hall
Posted to: Finance Committee
Council on Aging -- SCHEDULED
Fri, Apr 26, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Town Hall downstairs
Posted to: Council on Aging
Annual Town Meeting -- SCHEDULED
Sat, Apr 27, 2024, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Leverett Elementary School Gym
Posted to: Select Board
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Materials for the meeting
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