Conservation Commission

Application Forms


Notice of meetings is posted at least two days in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board outside of City Hall in the JFK Plaza, and on the City of Lowell's online Event Calendar.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View the most recent agendas and minutes.


 The Conservation Commission is responsible for overseeing the protection of wetlands, riverbanks, and wildlife as defined by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and City Wetlands Ordinance (Ch. 280, Sec. 1-13). 

 Projects either directly in a resource area (ex. floodplain) or within a certain distance of a resource area (ex. within 100 feet of wetlands) can be subject to Commission review. The level of review from the Commission generally varies upon the size and scale of the proposed project, as well as the affected resource area.

 For more information on the Planning Board and possible projects involving the Conservation Commission, please feel free to review:

Conservation Commission

Title Member Name Term Exp. Date
Chair Louisa Varnum 07/10/2024
Vice Chair Bradley Buitenhuys 07/10/2024
Member Kevin Dillon 03/10/2026
Member Perry Downs 01/8/2025
Member Stephen Laput 10/26/2024
Member Marie Burns 4/11/2026
Member VACANT 03/10/2024