Summary of Responsibilities
The Uxbridge Conservation Commission is the governing body charged with the protection of Uxbridge’s natural resources. The Commission was given responsibility in 1972 for administering the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L C.131 § 40). Under this Act, the Commission reviews applications for permits to do work in and near wetlands, flood plains, banks, river front areas, beaches, and surface waters. The Commission oversees approved projects and carries out enforcement duties if the Wetlands Protection Act is being violated. The Commission also undertakes the planning, acquisition, and management of open space for passive use and the monitoring of conservation and agricultural preservation restrictions.