Conservation Commission

Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission is the local regulatory body which has jurisdiction over natural resource areas protected under the State of Massachusetts regulations, Chapter 131 of the Massachusetts General Laws and the local Wetland Regulations of the Town of Norfolk. Their mission is to protect Norfolk's resource areas in accordance with the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, town bylaws, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's program policies. In addition, the Commission is active in conservation land management.

Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please click the "Town Calendar" link on this page for scheduled meetings, agendas, and minutes, and to sign up for notifications.

Appointed Commission of 7 Members (3 year terms).


David Turi Chair 2024
Jim Wilson Vice Chair 2024
Peter Kokinda Full Member 2026
Allen Phinney Full Member 2025
Val Stone Full Member 2026
Adam Sucher Full Member 2025
Vacant Full Member  

Important Notices & Information

Filing an Application

The Commission meets in Town Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at  7:00 PM in Room 124 to conduct public hearings. Complete filings must be submitted to the Conservation Commission office in Room 106 at least 14 days prior to an expected hearing date.

Applications for filing under the State Act (M.G.L. c.131, s.40) and the Town of Norfolk Wetland Protection Bylaw and Regulations can be found at the link on the left-hand side of this page.  A signed Good Standing Approval Form must be included for each property affected by the application; the link to the Good Standing Approval can also be found on the left-hand side of this page.

Things to Know

To preserve existing open space, the Commission gratefully accepts donations of land. The Commission also pursues acquisition for the protection of wetland, groundwater resources, wildlife resources, and the preservation of the quality of life for the present and future citizens of Norfolk.