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.

BIRD WALK - June 9th

The Ipswich River Watershed Association's Birding Festival includes a walk at Burlington's Mill Pond Reservoir & Conservation Area on June 9.  The walk is from 7:00 am to 9:30 am. Meet at the Town Line Road trailhead. Flyer:

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