The Conservation Commission is an appointed body whose purpose is to protect and preserve the natural resources of the town and to enforce the protection of wetlands.
A major aspect of the Commission's work is reviewing, approving and controlling the conditions under which work may be done which affects a river, stream or wetland in Northfield. Anyone seeking to do any work within 100 feet of a wetland, 200 feet of a river or stream, or in any area that may cause additional runoff into a wetland, river, or stream must obtain prior approval of the Commission. In order to get that approval they must file documents, providing complete information on the site and the proposed work, by filling out a Request for Determination form or a Notice of Intent.
The Conservation Commission is proposing a Stewardship/Advisory Subcommittee to advise the Conservation Commission on the uses of the Town's Conservation areas including Town conservation lands and CR properties and to be active stewards of said properties.
The business of the Land Stewardship /Advisory Sub Committee would be to consider and encourage recreation, preservation, conservation and education uses.
If you are interested in being a part of this sub committee please fill out a Citizen Interest form and return it to the Town Secretary at Town Hall.