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Easton Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission encourages all landowners to follow the Sustainable Lawn Care Guidelines to establish a cool season lawn that can be maintained easily with reduced need for fertilizers, pesticides, and watering.  Ensuring adequate organic matter content, proper soil pH (6.5-7.0), soil texture, selecting low maintenance grass seed species, using a proper grass cutting height, aerating and using a proper watering schedule are all important to maintaining a healthy organic lawn.
 

Mission Statement:
Conservation commissions were established in 1957 under Massachusetts General Law which gave the cities and towns the authority to promote, develop and protect natural resources, including wetlands. An integral part of the Easton’s Department of Planning & Economic Development, the Conservation Commission administers and enforces state laws and town bylaws affecting wetland resources. The Commission owns and manages over 3,000 acres of open space in Easton and works with individuals and groups concerned with natural resource protection.

Easton Trails is a new interactive map showing all open space parcels in town - weather managed by a town department, state or private conservation group - as well as trail head, parking and the actual trail map.  For more information go to our Conservation Lands webpage.

On Line Conservation Commission Applications:
(REMEMBER TO TURN OFF YOUR POP-UP BLOCKER TO VIEW DOCUMENTS WHEN USING PERMITEYES)

The Conservation Commission's Comprehensive Permitting Guide provides you with guidance to register as a new user, create an application, upload documents, and understand the regulations and requirements.  

To create an application on PermitEyes

 

VIEW A LIST OF PROJECTS PERMITTED OR CURRENTLY BEING REVIEWED BY THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION, CLICK HERE


ACCESS YOUR PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED APPLICATION ON PERMITEYES, CLICK HERE,
 

The Easton Conservation Commission voted on January 6, 2020 to modify the existing wetlands regulations Chapter 503 of the Easton Code book - specifically fees (C. 503-24) , maintenance of certain stormwater basins (503-7), term extensions (503-8), and vernal pool performance standards (503-13).


The Climate Change Assessment (MVP) Plan summarizes the findings of public workshops on how Easton can respond to natural hazards like flooding, changing seasonality, and extreme temperatures.

Conservation Commission Members:
 Name     Position               Term Ends:            
 Rory Kallfelz  Chair  June 30, 2023
 John Thomas  Member  June 30, 2023
 Michael Spadea   Vice Chair  June 30, 2022
 Carol Lundeen  Member  June 30, 2022
 Charles Malo  Member  June 30, 2021
 
 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
 Christopher Patrick
 Jonathan Chace
 Stefan Cautino




Staff:
Andrea Langhauser, Assistant Planning Director / Environmental Planner
Patricia C. Howe DiRenzo, Principal Clerk