Conservation Commission

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       Due to precautions being adopted by the town to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Con Com will not be holding meeting face to face. We ask the citizens of Holland for patience as we navigate the new systems. While we will still be processing NOIs and RDAs a delay in this process should be expected. Please feel free to contact us via email if you have any questions or concerns about this matter. 


Thank you for your understanding,

The Holland Conservation Commission



Are you planning a project?

       If you are planning a project within 100 feet of a lake or within 200 feet of perennial stream or river, you must consult with Conservation by attending a meeting.  The Holland Conservation Commission's role is to enforce the Wetlands Protection Act and the Holland By-Laws which cover:
  • protection of the Holland watershed
  • protection of public & private water supply
  • protection of ground water supply
  • flood control
  • storm damage prevention
  • pollution prevention
  • protection of wildlife habitat
  • protection of any bank, riverfront area, fresh water wetland & perennial streams

Conservation Commission's Purpose:

       The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MG.L. Chapter 131, Section 40), and the Holland By-Laws. The purpose of these regulations, policies and bylaws is to protect the wetlands, related water resources and their buffer zones in Holland. This is done by monitoring and reviewing wetland activities.   The Conservation Commission has jurisdiction to review and control activities and projects that will likely have a significant or cumulative impact on our watershed.

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Contact the Conservation Commission

Staff Contacts

Commission Members

Name Title
Jessica Chaffee Chair
Kaitlin Desmarais Vice Chair
Kathy McKenna Secretary
Marcia Beal Member
Samual Spratlin Member
Dawn Kamay Member