Conservation Commission

Who Are We And What We Do:

The Orange Conservation Commission is an entirely volunteer town board that administers the Wetlands Protection Act (WPA) which protects all water and wetland resources, sensitive natural areas, and species.

Our goals are to:

  • Conserve natural resources for present and future generations  
  • Identify natural resources in the Town  
  • Assist in developing and conserving parks, natural areas, farms, and forests  
  • Establish and maintain recreational trails  
  • Protect native animal and plant species  
  • Assist in the acquisition of properties for the preservation of open space
  • Assist residents in the understanding of WPA regulations and the application of the regulations to various projects

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Leanna Dennis Administrative Assistant (978) 544-1100 ext. 106

Board Members

Name Title
Ed Berry Chair
Sarah Wells Member
Tim Newton Member