When Do I Need to consult with the Conservation Commission?

The Conservation Commission is responsible for the protection of wetlands. The purpose of the Commission is to protect the water resources and adjoining land areas in Berkley by controlling activities deemed by the Conservation Commission as being likely to have a significant or cumulative effect upon wetland values, including but not limited to, public or private water supply, groundwater, flood control, water pollution, erosion and sedimentation control, storm damage prevention, fisheries, shell fish, wildlife habitat, recreation, aesthetics, and agricultural values, collectively. General direction and instruction as to how the wetland bylaw applies to individual property owners, as well as site visits and enforcement capabilities, are available through the office staff.