Natural Resources Commission (NRC)

NRC Spotlights

  1. Kelly Field Fall Trees

    Attend these two free tree events to learn why urban forests are vital to our well-being and how to protect them. 
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  1. Grow Green Wellesley tree

    Grow Green Wellesley

    Protect the health and environment of our community with earth-friendly lawn care and landscaping methods.

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  1. Natural Resources Commission butterfly

    Keep Up With the NRC

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The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission oversees the use, preservation and protection of the town's parks and conservation areas, serves as tree warden, sets policies for insect control and pesticide use, and protects the town watershed areas.  The Commission also appoints the Wetlands Protection Committee and Trails Committee.


Areas of Focus

  • Park, Pond and Wetland Management
  • Tree Protection and Planting
  • Environmental Health
  • Natural Landscaping
  • Sustainability Advocacy

NRC Staff

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Brandon Schmitt, Director 2298
Stephanie Hawkinson, Education & Outreach Coordinator 2290
Danielle Marini, NRC Clerk 2294
Julie Meyer, Wetlands Protection Administrator 2292