Conservation Commission


  • Monthly

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  • Rob Emlen, Member

    Term Expires: 2025

  • Kristin Kearney
    Term Expires: 2026

  • Nathan Socha, Interim Chair
    Term Expires: 2026

  • Nancy Braga, Member
    Term Expires: 2024

  • Brett Roberts, Member
    Term Expires: 2026

Mission Statement

Our mission is to protect Seekonk's wetland and water resources as well as to preserve land for open space and passive recreation.

General Information

The Conservation Commission Act grants authority to the Conservation Commission to acquire and manage open space and to encourage and monitor conservation and agricultural preservation restrictions. The Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act gives the Conservation Commission jurisdiction over wetland resources in Seekonk and all land 100 feet adjacent to the wetlands and 200 feet of perennial streams, with the purpose of protecting these natural resources to prevent pollution, to improve flood control, and to protect drinking water, wildlife, and fisheries.


  • Appointed By: Selectmen
  • Members: Five
  • Term: Three Years
  • Meeting Schedule: Second Monday of the month
  • Legal Basis: MGL Chapter 131
  • Purpose: Conservation commissions are the municipal environmental agencies in Massachusetts. They are responsible for protecting the land, water, and biological resources of their communities. Conservation commissions are volunteers who work long hours to achieve community conservation goals.

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