Mission and Duties
The WCC was established by the voters to insure the proper utilization and protection of our natural resources and for the protection of watershed resources of Winchester.
A commission is the only local board specifically charged to protect the natural resources of a municipality.
A conservation commission provides a focal point within the Town for environmental concerns.
The commission may advise the Planning Board and other local bodies on conservation matters. It may act more directly to protect natural resources by acquiring, with the approval of the Selectmen, the fee (full title) or a lesser interest in land or water resources. More...