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Conservation Commission

Contact

Charles Amo
Chair

40 Main Street
Goshen MA 01032
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the back room of the Town Office building.

Overview

The Goshen Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and related regulations. The Commission has the authority to regulate activities in the "buffer zone” of upland that is within 100 feet of a wetland or stream, and the “riverfront area” within 200 feet of perennial rivers or streams. If you are planning any landscaping, clearing, filling, excavation, demolition, or construction within a wetland or floodplain, within the 100’ buffer zone, or within 200’ of any river or other perennial stream -- whether or not the wetland resource is on your property -- or if you are unsure if your project lies within a wetland resource area, please contact the Conservation Commission before you begin your project to determine if you will need a permit.

Building permits will not be issued by the building inspector until they are approved by a member of the Conservation Commission.

The Commission will be pleased to help you determine the procedures that are applicable to your proposed activities and to work with you in order to best protect the wetland resource areas. Work done without a permit is subject to an Enforcement Order, which may include fines. 

֎ Conservation Commission Members

NamePosition
Charles Amo (CC) Chair - Term expires June 30, 2022
Tom Cairns (CC) member - Term expires June 30, 2023
Michael Duquette (CC) member - Term expires June 30, 2021
Sandra Papush (CC) member - Term expires June 30, 2021
VACANT (CC) member - Term expires June 30, 2023
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