Conservation Commission

Manchester Wetlands Regulations - Amended 8/31/21

The Manchester Conservation Commission (MCC) wishes to highlight and further protect eelgrass habitat in waters under its jurisdiction per the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. c. 131, sec. 40 and its Regulations, 310 CMR 10.00; and the Manchester General Wetlands By-Law, XVII, and its Regulations. Read More Here

A public hearing took place on Tuesday, August 31 at 6:30 PM to approve the amendment.

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6:30 PM at Town Hall on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 
2024 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

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  • Steve Gang, Chair, 2024
  • Gordon Turner, 
  • Olga Hayes, 2023
  • David Lumsden, 2023
  • Jeffrey Bodmer-Turner, 2024
  • Henry Oettinger, 2024
  • Sari Oseasohn, Vice Chair, 2025


The Conservation Commission is required by state law to administer and enforce the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act within the community. The Commission also administers and enforces the local wetlands by-law and manages Town-owned conservation land.

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Courtesy of Sam Breuker through a Manchester Essex Regional High School Civic Awareness Project.  

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