Conservation Commission

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...

Commission Members

Name Title
Gus Ruth Chair
Bonnie Leveille Member
John Hann Member
Irene Ruth Member
Thomas Turant Alternate
Ben Kilanski Selectmens rep
John Baldvins Alternate
Miriam Johnson Alternate
Richard Dufraine Alternate
Deborah Gode Alternate

Alternate Members

Deborah Gode