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Back row (l-r) N. Celik, I. Deb, W. Boivin, G. Lima 
Front row (l-r) A. McNamara, K. Melanson, L. Cohen

The Conservation Commission, comprised of a seven-member volunteer board, was founded in 1966 "for the promotion and development of natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources." Today, the Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the associated Burlington Bylaws. Additionally, the Conservation Commission manages permanently protected open space, called Conservation Areas.


Conservation Commission
Commissioner, Year of appointment
Chairman Larry Cohen, 1991
Kerry Melanson, 1993
Indra Deb, 1996
Vice Chairman Gail Lima, 2001
Nedim Celik, 2007
Ann McNamara, 2009
William Boivin, 2012 

Conservation Staff
John Keeley
Conservation Administrator
Heather Charles Lis
Assistant Conservation Administrator
Ellen Longo
Principal Clerk

Telephone | Fax
781-270-1655 | 781-238-4667

Mailing Address
Town of Burlington
Conservation Department
25 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am - 4:30pm


8:30am - 7:00pm


8:30am - 1:00pm