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Brimfield, MA Conservation

Mission Statement
The Brimfield Conservation Commission (BCC) administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Chapter 131 Section 40) and associated regulations (310 CMR 10.0). The BCC also reviews all Forest Cutting Plans within the town, all septic system plans within the town and any project within areas of protected rare/endangered species and/or priority habitat governed by the National Heritage Endangered Species Program (NHESP), a division of the Massachusetts Fisheries & Wildlife.

Accordingly, any proposed activity that may remove, fill, dredge or alter a wetland resource area is subject to BCC approval. Wetlands that are subject to protection under the act include any area within 100 feet of a swamp, marsh, forested wetland, vernal pool, pond, intermittent stream, and the 100-year flood zone. The BCC also has jurisdiction within 200 feet of a stream that flows year round. It should be noted that wetlands may not be wet all year round and low areas that flood in the spring may be considered wetlands as well.

The Conservation Commission regulates permit activities that may alter wetlands or their buffer zones in protected areas. Regulated activities include, but are not limited to, dumping leaves, brush, grass, debris, cutting trees or shrubs, reconstructing lawns, building or constructing any type of structures or a septic system, grading, excavating, or filling, changing storm water discharge, polluting wetlands or streams, creating any impervious surface (paving a driveway). Activities within protected area may require a permit, for more information on any given project please consult our Wetlands Protection Brochure available in the Conservation Commission Office.

The BCC is always looking to expand its base through associated members, interns or volunteers (for water quality monitoring and river clean-up this spring). Anyone interested should send a resumes or a letter of interest to Brimfield Conservation Commission, 23 Main Street/Salisbury Annex, Brimfield, MA 01010 or email it to conservation@brimfieldma.org.

For Town:Brimfield, MA 
Name:Conservation
Chair:Roger deBruyn
Clerk:Sarah Fortune
Members:Roger deBruyn, Co-Chair
Michele Restino, Co-Chair
Carol Platenik, Commissioner
Stephen Phifer, Commissioner
Joe Venezia, Commissioner
Gary Watts, Commissioner
Richard Bamberger, Commissioner
Web Site:https://www.brimfieldma.org/conservation-commission
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Past Meetings

TimeLocationMinutesOther Documents
Oct 23, 2019
7 PM EDT
Brimfield Annex Building
Conference Room
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Oct 9, 2019
7 PM EDT
Brimfield Annex Building
Conference Room
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Sep 11, 2019
7 PM EDT
Brimfield Annex Building
Conference Room
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Aug 21, 2019
7 PM EDT
Brimfield Annex Building
Conference Room
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Aug 7, 2019
7 PM EDT
Brimfield Annex Building
Conference Room
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Jul 17, 2019
7 PM EDT
Brimfield Annex Building
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Jun 19, 2019
7 PM EDT
Brimfield Annex Building
Conference Room
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May 15, 2019
7 PM EDT
Brimfield Annex Building
Conference Room
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Apr 5, 2019
12:35 PM EDT
Brimfield Annex Building
Conference Room
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For information on older meetings, please contact the Town Clerk.

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