The Conservation Commission strives to administer the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act in a fair and timely manner. The Commission also maintains conservation lands owned by the town. Volunteers are active in trail maintenance, sign installation, and creating and publishing brochures for specific parcels i.e.: Oak Hill, Mill Hill, Newtown, and Bumblebee Park.
Littleton Conservation Commission
The Commission wishes to thank all those residents who have walked our public lands. It is for you and your families that we do our work here in the office and at the hearings. We hope to preserve the lovely habitats and vistas that make Littleton a beautiful place to live and to raise a family.
The type of project presented to the Commission varies widely: we have been asked to 'condition' moving a fully constructed house, the design for a snow tubing slide area, the erection of 'state of the art' greenhouses and several commercial buildings. These include the Electric Light & Water Department office building on Ayer Rd. and a septic system for the nursing home on Foster St.
The Commission is involved in matters away from the hearing meetings.
- They have co-sponsored the wetland by-law.
- They have met with the Planning Board to participate in the development of the Master Plan.
- They certified a vernal pools and have learned more about the new Riverfront Protection Act, Stormwater Management and beaver control.
The Boy Scouts continue to offer their skills in the care of our public lands. We have approved the construction of trails and a footbridge at Long Lake Park. We appreciate the continuing awareness the Scouts show for our open spaces.
The Commission would like to remind those that visit any of the Conservation land that all dogs must either be on a leash or under control of their owner as stated in Littleton Town Code Chapter 84.
SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Please see the submission dates in the document on the left side of this page. Note in particular that, unless other arrangements are made in advance, additonal infomation for continued discussions must be submitted before noon on the Wednesday before the meeting.
WINTER WETLAND DELINEATIONS: Please note that, depending on site conditions, the Commission will likely not accept wetland delineations that were conducted outside the growing season and specifically when there is snow cover and/or frozen ground conditions. The Commission will also likely not conduct confirming site visits under these conditions.