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

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.

Join the Burlington Conservation Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt!
The Conservation Commission is running a Summer Scavenger Hunt. Click the links or drop in to the Conservation Department to get a scavenger hunt sheet.  Here is some information  to get you ready for your adventure. Then visit a conservation area, park or your own back yard and fill out the sheet. Drop the sheets back to the Conservation Department, pick a small prize and enter the raffle for Museum of Science tickets!

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

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