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Middleborough Conservation Commission
20 Centre Street, 2nd floor
Middleborough, MA 02346
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Appointments are available before or after these hours when requested.
Due to Budget constraints the office will be closed M-F 12:00 - 1:00.
Site Visits are available Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 12:00 by appointment.
Meetings: Usually the first and third Thursdays of the month. Please see our meeting schedule for specific dates and deadlines for submittals.
Phyllis J. Barbato, Senior Clerk
Patricia J. Cassady, Conservation Agent
Steven Ventresca, Chairman
Diane C. Stewart, 1st Vice Chairman
John Medeiros, 2nd Vice Chairman
The Conservation Commission is charged with the responsibility of protecting wetland resource areas under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act , M.G.L. CH. 131, s.40 and regulations 310 CMR 10.00. The Commission protects eight functions of all wetland resource areas, which are the following:
- Protection of public and private water supply
- Protection of ground water supply
- Flood control
- Storm damage prevention
- Prevention of pollution
- Protection of land containing shellfish
- Protection of fisheries
- Protection of wildlife habitat
Dredging, altering and filling wetlands are regulated by this law. “Wetlands” are not just cattail marshes. They include intermittent streams, riverfront and other areas that may be dry for extended periods of the year. Wetlands can be determined by a wetland scientist or botanist and are delineated through looking at three parameters: soils, vegetation and evidence of hydrology.
The Conservation Commission also is charged with the protection and preservation of land. If you are interested in protecting your land please call us at 508-946-2406.
Pratt Farm on East Main Street
Stuart Morgan Property on the corner of Long Point Road and Marion Road
(If you would like your group to use one of these properties you can contact the Conservation Commission at 508-946-2406 to get a group use form, or click on the Forms/Documents)