Conservation Commission

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.

 Contact the Conservation Commission

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Melissa Shelley Land Use Administrator (508) 278-8600, ext. 2013
Emily Petro Conservation Agent 508-278-8600, ext. 2020

Commission Members

Name Title
Russell Holden Member - exp. 2023
Lauren Steele Member - exp. 2024
Jeff Shaw Chairman - exp. 2023
Paul Balutis Member - exp. 2024
Philip Bertuglia Member - exp. 2024
James Clancy Member - exp. 2025