Commission Information

The Conservation Commission is Pepperell's steward for town-owned conservation land and local administrator of Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Working with landowners, the Commission ensures that our natural resources are protected and that construction and environmental alterations are accomplished in compliance with state laws. The Commission also works with and advises other town bodies, including the Planning Board, Board of Health, and the Building Inspector's office on natural resources issues and potential land conservation.

The Commission is made up of seven members, appointed by the Pepperell Select Board, serving three-year terms.

Meeting Information

The Commission typically meets on Tuesday evenings (see schedule below) at 7:00 PM. Commission meetings are held virtually and include Public Meetings and Hearings relating to applications filed under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Legal Notices of these meetings/hearings are published before Commission meetings in the Nashoba Valley Voice. The deadline for filing applications to be included on the Commission's agenda is eighteen days before the desired meeting date. This deadline can vary if a holiday changes the newspaper's publication schedule. Any questions, please contact the Commission office. 

Conservation Commission Members

Member Position
Robert T. Elliott Chair
Stuart Lahtinen Member
Robert C. Rand Member
Patricia Swain Rice Member
Peter A. Steeves Member
Timothy P. Dinsmore Member
Emily J. Boeing Member
Paula Terrasi Conservation Administrator / Staff

Future Meeting Notice

  • January 9 & 23
  • February 6 & 20
  • March 5 & 19
  • April 2 & 16
  • May 7 & 21
  • June 4 & 18


 TIME:  7:00 P.M.