Wellesley Wetlands Protection Committee wants you

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is seeking applications from Wellesley residents to fill an Associate Wetlands Protection Committee position. This environmental protection role is to consider and vote upon applications in the case of absence, inability to act, conflict of interest on the part of any member, or in the event of a vacancy on the Committee.

Residents with experience in environmental science, natural resource management, science, botany, ecology, conservation, forestry, engineering, land use and law, and those with bilingual skills, or a strong interest in environmental protection, are especially encouraged to apply.

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This is a 5-member board of volunteers with the power and authority to administer and enforce the provisions of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MGL Ch. 131 §40) and the Wellesley Wetlands Protection Bylaw (Article 44). The Committee is responsible for reviewing and permitting any proposed work within a Wetland Buffer Zone, a Riverfront Area, or a Wetland Resource Area.

The Wetlands Protection Committee meets on a 21-day schedule on Thursday evenings at 6:30PM. See what you’re getting yourself into by viewing the April 22 meeting.

Interested residents should submit a letter and/or resume detailing qualifications, interests, and any additional information they deem relevant to nrc@wellesleyma.gov by Friday, May 7. Please include “Wetlands Position” in the email subject line. Questions? Contact NRC Director Brandon Schmitt at (781) 431-1019, Ext. 2298.