What We Do:

The Conservation Department coordinates the efforts of the Conservation Commission whose purpose is to administer the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. Ch. 131, s. 40 and the Town of Duxbury Wetlands Protection Bylaw, Chapter 9 and related regulations.  Programs of the department not only include wetland protection but land management and land acquisition.

The staff is available to answer questions regarding wetlands and the permitting process and will assist an applicant with completing a permit application.  As part of his responsibilities, the Conservation Administrator reviews each building permit application and Board of Health application to determine if an applicant will need to file for a permit with the Conservation Commission.

The Town of Duxbury presently owns approximately 3,000 acres of land under the control of the Conservation Commission.  Through its Conservation Fund, the Conservation Department manages and maintains these lands and creates walking trails for public enjoyment.  Walking trail maps are available at the Conservation Department, the entrance of specific properties, and online.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Joe Grady Conservation Administrator (781) 934-1100 ext. 5470
Susan Ossoff Administrative Assistant 781-934-1100; Ext. 5471

Conservation Commission

NameTitleTerm of Office
Corey Wisneski


June 2019

Thomas J. Gill, III

June 2020

Sam Butcher

June 2020

Robb D'Ambruoso

Vice Chair

June 2021

Mickey McGonagle

June 2021

Holly Morris

June 2019

Scott Zoltowski

June 2019