CONSERVATION COMMISSION

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This department is here to answer any questions regarding Conservation needs.

CONTACT:
Administrative Assistant   Nicole L. Croteau
Phone                                  413-967-9648 x113
Email                                  ncroteau@townofware.com
Office Hours                       Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00pm (Lunch 1-2pm)
Mailing Address                126 Main Street, Ware, MA  01082
The Conservation Commission is located within the Building Dept Office

Conservation Agent            John M. Prenosil        

Please note the Conservation Agent is available by appointment only!
Please contact Nicole at the number above. Thank you



NEXT MEETING:

2021 Meeting Dates and Deadlines - Click Here

Next Scheduled Meeting is:
November 29, 2021 starting at 6:30pm
Click Here for Agenda


ZOOM MEETING LINK:
(May have to download Zoom File to participate in meeting)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81196531224?pwd=L3BaUkJ6bTY3WFBjajV0d2NlWUUzUT09
Meeting ID:   811 9653 1224
Passcode:       01082
Phone Number by Location: (Please MUTE phones immediately)
New York: 1-929-205-6099
Chicago: 1-312-626-6799
 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEMBERS:  
 

Conservation Member Title Term Expiration (June 30th)
Mark Swett Chairman 2024
Thomas Barnes Vice Chairman 2023
Kristin Rosenbeck Member 2022
Dennis Cote Member 2022
Peter Toper, IV Member 2023


 
FEES:
All application fees and fees associated with filing such as certified abutters list, abutters notifications, legal ads, etc. are the direct responsibility of the Applicant/Owner.  All fees to the Department must be paid by check or money order.  We are unable to accept cash.


NOTES:
The Conservation Commission accepts abutter notifications to be sent either by USPS Certified Mail (Green Cards with signatures) or Certificate of Mailing (White Cards).  Forms can be found at your local USPS. 

Proof of mailing and legal advertisement is required prior to opening the public hearing.



UPDATE:
As of August 11, 2021: Abutters for RDA applications do not need to be notified.  The Commission has waived this requirement until further notice.

       

HELPFUL LINKS:

Ware Conservation Wetland Bylaw Conservation Site Inspection Form DEP Wetland Forms
General Information Plan Requirements Wetland Consultants
Conservation Filing Fees RDA Check List Forest Stewardship Programs
Example of Legal Ad       RDA Application Packet Endangered Species - MESA
Example of Abutters Notice   NOI Check List Natural Heritage - NHESP
Abutters Request Form NOI Application Packet 15th Ed. Natural Heritage Maps