Conservation Commission


  • 6:30 pm
  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of most months
    Except usually only one meeting each in:
    • July
    • August
    • November
    • December
  • Burlington Town Hall
    29 Center Street
    Main Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
    Burlington, MA 01803

Upcoming Meetings

  • Meeting Date: February 22, 2024
    Filing Deadline (Noon): February 9, 2023
  • Meeting Date: March 14, 2024
    Filing Deadline (Noon): March 1, 2024
  • Meeting Date: March 28, 2024
    Filing Deadline (Noon): March 15, 2024

2024 Meeting Schedule

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Watch videos of past meetings,


  • Larry Cohen, Chair
    Appointed: 1991
  • William Boivin, Vice-chair
    Appointed: 2012
  • Indra Deb
    Appointed: 1996
  • Ed LoTurco                         
    Appointed:  2016
  • Sarah Wolinski                     
    Appointed:  2023
  • Rob Sheahan
    Appointed:  2022
  • Kent Moffatt, 
    Appointed:  2020


The Conservation Commission, a seven-member volunteer board, was founded in 1966 "for the promotion and development of natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources." Today, the Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Burlington Bylaws for wetland protection and stormwater management. Additionally, the Conservation Commission manages nearly three hundred acres of Conservation land.

See more information about conservation in the Conservation Department.

Commitment and Responsibilities

The Conservation Commission meets 20 times per year, on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, except for June, July, November and December when they meet only once.  Material for hearings and discussion is provided to Commissioners about a week before meetings. Commissioners review application material and, if available, conduct site visits prior to the meeting. The Commission determines if a project will impact the functions of a wetland or stream or if stormwater is being adequately managed, taking into account the opinions of staff.  

Beyond those essential functions, Commissioners are welcome to assist with public education and engagement, open space management or other projects of personal interest.

seven conservation commission members behind a table with name plates

Conservation Commission Members

  • Back row:
    • R. Sheahan
    • E. LoTurco
    • I. Deb
    • K. Moffatt
  • Front row
    • S. Wolinski
    • L. Cohen
    • W. Boivin

Public Hearing Documents

Wetlands Bylaw Filing Fees - Hearing

Middlesex Turnpike Ext. Gas Pipeline Notice of Intent (opening Feb 22)