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.


  •  6:00pm
  • Generally, first and third Wednesday of each month
  • Conservation Commission Meetings are currently being held via Zoom Webinar. 
  • Please visit Gloucester Remote Public Meetings for access information and meeting links.

          2022 Meeting Schedule & Deadlines

Filed Applications

Public Access to Current Administrative Records

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to Conservation Commission meetings.

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Conservation Office

The Conservation Clerk is in the office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm and can be reached at: (978) 325-5234.

At this time, the City of Gloucester is actively seeking a Conservation Agent.  Until an Agent is hired, the Conservation Office will be running on a limited schedule.  In addition to the Clerk's hours stated above, the Interim Community Development Director will be available Tuesday, 6/14 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Wednesday, 6/15 & Thursday, 6/16 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm and Friday, 6/17 from 8:30 to 9:30 am.


First Name Last Name Address Title Commision Expiration
Robert Gulla 593 Essex Avenue Co-Chair February 14, 2023
Ann Jo Jackson 21 Salt Island Road Co-Chair February 14, 2025
William Cook 2 Longview Road Member February 14, 2025
Robert Sherman   Member February 14, 2025
Linda Charpentier 4 St. Joseph Lane Member February 14, 2024
Barry Gradwohl 142 Hesperus Avenue Member February  14, 2024
Dave  Sargent 637 Essex Avenue Member February 14, 2025