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Conservation Commission

Meetings

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm
  • Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper Street

Members

  • Henry A. Kozloski, Chairman
  • Sheryl Becker
  • S. Page Fallon
  • Magda Galiatsos
  • Jill Messick
  • Frank Meagher
  • Mark Soticheck

About the Board

The Conservation Commission regulates areas subject to protection under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, 310 CMR (10.00). The legislature has determined that the regulation of wetlands is essential to the welfare of the Commonwealth citizens because of the important eological function of these habitates. Wetlands provide natural buffers agains pollutants, thereby protecting our water supplies. They form natural storage areas for floodwaters that might otherwise be diverted to developed areas. Wetland habitats may also provide important breeding areas for a variety of commercially and biologically important aquatic or semi-aquatic species. Any person who wishes to know whether or not a parcel of land or project is subject to the provisions of the Act may request a Determination of Applicability from the Conservation Commission. Anyone who proposes to do work that will remove, fill, dredge, or alter an area subject to protection under the Act must file a Notice of Intent with the Conservation Commission.

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Contact Information

Address
Agawam Town Hall
36 Main Street
Agawam, MA  01001

Pamela R. Kerr
Administrative Assistant

Phone
(413) 786-0400  ext. 8737

Email
pkerr@agawam.ma.us