What is the Conservation Commission?
The Needham Conservation Commission is a seven-member volunteer board appointed by the Board of Selectmen to protect the Town’s wetland resource areas. The Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Regulations and the Needham Wetlands Protection Bylaw (Section 6) and regulations. The Commission also oversees the Town’s conservation lands, including Ridge Hill Reservation.

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1. What is the Conservation Commission?
2. What is the Wetlands Protection Act?
3. Does Needham have a local Wetlands Protection Bylaw?
4. How do I know if I need a wetlands permit?
5. Can you recommend surveyors and engineers to help with my project?
6. What is a vernal pool?
7. Why are vernal pools important?