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ConCom 2016 webpage    
Back row (l-r):  J. Lynch (former Commissioner) , G. Lima, I. Deb
Front row (l-r):  A. McNamara, L. Cohen, W. Boivin
Not in photo:  K. Melanson

The Conservation Commission, 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 Burlington Bylaws for wetland protection and stormwater management. Additionally, the Conservation Commission manages nearly three hundred acres of  Conservation land.


The Conservation Commission currently has a vacancy. If you are interested in becoming a Conservation Commissioner please contact Conservation Administrator John Keeley.

Year of appointment

Chairman Larry Cohen, 1991
Kerry Melanson, 1993
Indra Deb, 1996
Gail Lima, 2001
Ann McNamara, 2009
Vice-chair William Boivin, 2012

Conservation Staff
John Keeley, Conservation Administrator
Heather Charles Lis, Assistant Conservation Administrator
Lisa Crockett-Crowe, 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

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