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Sandwich Conservation Commission

MISSION STATEMENT: The Sandwich Conservation Commission was established in 1960 to protect the town's natural resources in a regulatory and advisory manner The Commission is responsible for managing Conservation lands, accepting gifts of land and money for conservation purposes, acquiring grant money for town acquisition of open space, advising other town boards on environmental concerns, and administering the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act (Massachusetts General Law Chapter 131, Section 40) and the Sandwich Wetlands Bylaw, Chapter 7 as amended.

Members:

Click HERE for a list of Current Committee Members

Staff:
Mark S. Galkowski, Director of Natural Resources
David J. DeConto, Assistant Director of Natural Resources
Heidi K. Hawkins, Administrative Assistant

Contact:
16 Jan Sebastian Drive
Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: (508) 833-8054
Fax: (508) 833-0018 
E-mail: conservation@townofsandwich.net 

Meetings:
Regulatory Reviews: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 
Human Services Building, 270 Quaker Meetinghouse Road

About the Conservation Commission:
The Conservation Commission is a volunteer board comprised of seven (7) full and three (3) alternate/associate members. The Commission is responsible through a review and permit process for administering and enforcing the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and developing, administering and enforcing the Town of Sandwich Wetlands Bylaw, and its regulations. The Board receives support from full time staff of the Natural Resources Officer and clerk. The Commission through the Natural Resources Officer manages 1500+ acres of conservation land, initiates conservation programs, works with the Land Bank Committee to acquire additional lands, procures conservation and agricultural restrictions, and educates local citizens.