The Conservation Commission is an agent of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts responsible for administering the Wetlands Protection Act for Berlin to protect our water supply and environment. The Conservation Commission is also responsible for the acquisition and management of open space conservation land. The Conservation Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month at 7:30 pm in the Berlin Town Offices.
The Conservation Commission is constantly pursuing opportunities to protect critical wetlands and wildlife habitat in Berlin. Some of these opportunities take years to mature. Such acquisitions are purchased with funds from the “Berlin Open Space Fund” and/or government grants (no Berlin taxpayer funds required!). The “Berlin Open Space Fund” has ben funded primarily by one-time and annual contributions from the Solomon Pond mall. The Highlands Commons mall, per a contract obligation as part of the town-voted re-zoning approval, is contracted to make a signification contribution to the fund in the future.