Conservation Commission


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • The 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month (excluding holidays)
  • Room 203 - City Hall Manca Annex

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Greg Dumas, Chairman
    February 16, 2018
  • David Beauregard, Member
    June 16, 2020
  • Norman H. Beauregard, Jr., Member
     May 19, 2020
  • Duncan Burns, Jr., Member
     February 28, 2020
  • Michael Hermanson, Member
     June 16, 2020
  • Donna Lehtinen, Member
    June 2, 2020
  • David Orwig, Member
    August 14, 2020


The Conservation Commission is responsible for the administration of the Wetlands Protection Act as well as the City of Gardner's Wetlands Protection Ordinance. In addition, it works towards the acquisition, stewardship and protection of Open Space.

Notice Regarding Landscaping or Building

If you are planning any landscaping or building within 100 feet of a wetland or 200 feet of a stream, please contact the Conservation Agent to determine whether you will need a permit. Please call us before you break ground or cut trees.

Notice Regarding Filing Fees

Effective October 1, 2011, filing fees (PDF) will be collected under the Gardner Wetlands Protection Ordinance (PDF) in addition to the fees already being collected under the State Wetlands Protection Act.