Framingham Conservation Commission

The mission of the Framingham Conservation Commission is to:

  1. Serve as stewards of the City’s conservation lands and open space;
  2. Protect the City’s natural resources: waterways, wetlands, rivers, streams, and their associated buffer zones;
  3. Educate residents about our natural resources and the importance of protecting them; and
  4. Encourage and support the thoughtful use of conservation lands.

The authority of the Conservation Commission in these matters is based on the following legislation and regulations promulgated to enforce them: the Massachusetts Conservation Commission Act (MGL Part I, Title VII, Chapter 40, Section 8C); the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MGL Chapter 131, Section 40); the Massachusetts River Protection Act (Chapter 258 of the Acts of 1996); the Public Lands Preservation Act (Chapter 274 of the Acts of 2022); and the City of Framingham’s Wetland Protection Ordinance. 


The Conservation Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building at 150 Concord Street, unless otherwise posted. All meetings are open to the public and residents are welcome to attend. At this time all Conservation meetings are being held virtually. Login information for each meeting is included on the agenda.

Conservation Commissioners

The Conservation Commission consists of seven members, appointed by the Mayor's Office. The commission is fortunate to have members with expertise in engineering, wetland regulation, and botany.

  • Sam Bade (Chair)
  • David Anderson 
  • Steve Weisman
  • Gene Novak
  • David Sapuppo

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