Conservation Commission

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The Gloucester Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Rivers Protection Act, and the local Gloucester Wetlands Ordinance. The Commission’s mission is to protect public interests including public and private water supplies, ground water, local flora and fauna and their habitats, and areas for passive recreation. It also looks to prevent or reduce flooding, and prevent erosion and pollution of Gloucester wetlands and waterways.

In ensuring these interests are protected, the Conservation Commission reviews and oversees activities that may alter resource areas or their buffer zones. Resource areas include: any bank, fresh water wetland, beach, marsh, wet meadow, bog, swamp, estuary, creek, river, stream, pond, lake, or vernal pool or any land under water. They also include bordering land subject to flooding (consisting of the 100-year flood plain) and isolated lands subject to flooding.


  •  6:30pm
  • Generally, first and third Wednesday of each month
  • City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, 2nd Floor Kyrouz Auditorium, Gloucester, MA

          2020 Meeting Schedule

Filed Applications

Follow this link to see filed applications [Google Drive - No Account Required]

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to Conservation Commission meetings.

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Adrienne Lennon is the Conservation Agent and can be reached at: (978) 325-5233.


First Name Last Name Address Title Commision Expiration
Robert Gulla 593 Essex Avenue Co-Chair February 14, 2020
Ann Jo Jackson 21 Salt Island Road Co-Chair February 14, 2022
Helene Shaw-Kwasie 6 Nautical Heights RESIGNED February 14, 2022
John Feener 45B Warner Street   February 14, 2021
Linda Charpentier 4 St. Joseph Lane   February 14, 2021
Barry Gradwohl 142 Hesperus Avenue   February  14, 2021
William Cook 2 Longview Road   February 14, 2022