Conservation

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Back row (l-r):  J. O'Riorden, E. LoTurco, I. Deb, G. Lima
Front row (l-r):  K. Melanson, L. Cohen, W. Boivin



Take the Open Space & Recreation Survey:
Burlington OSRP survey


The Burlington Conservation 2018 Nature Photography Contest is underway!
Between now and October 23,
submit up to 5 photos of
nature or wildlife in Burlington, MA.
Photos will be showcased and winners announced at the 1st Annual Natural Burlington Photography Exhibit & Awards Night on November 6th at Grand View Farm. 

 The Burlington Conservation Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt has a winner!

 The Parson's Family won Museum of Science tickets and the admiration of Conservation Department staff!


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.

Conservation Commissioner,
Year of appointment

Larry Cohen, Chair, 1991
Kerry Melanson, 1993
Indra Deb, 1996
Gail Lima, 2001
William Boivin, Vice-chair, 2012
Ed LoTurco, 2016
Jennifer O'Riorden, 2018



Conservation Department Staff
John Keeley, Conservation Administrator
Eileen Coleman, Assistant Conservation Administrator
Lisa Crockett-Crowe, Administrative Assistant

Telephone | Fax | Email
781-270-1655 | 781-238-4667
conservation@burlington.org

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

Office Hours 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 
8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday 
8:30am - 1:00pm