The mission of the Middlesex Conservation District is to support the health of atmosphere, soil, water, plant and animal life through planning, education and collaboration by identifying and addressing the natural resource needs and conservation goals of the people of the county through partnerships with landowners (municipal, non-profit, commercial and residential) and state and federal government.
The Middlesex Conservation District includes all 54 municipalities in Middlesex County. They are:
The Middlesex Conservation District (MCD) was established in 1947 by a group of Middlesex County residents committed to providing a program of soil and water conservation in accordance with federal statute, and as decreed by state law. MCD is one of more than 3000 conservation Districts throughout the United States. Conservation Districts were founded based on the philosophy that local people are best positioned to assess and identify local conservation problems and develop effective solutions, drawing on both the technical and financial resources available from larger agencies when appropriate and/or necessary to assist their landowners in meeting these goals. Toward that end, the District is guided by a locally elected volunteer Board of Supervisors who help define the scope and activities of the District. The Middlesex Conservation District partners with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and is allocated space and office equipment in their Westford Office, in addition to referral services and technical assistance from their staff. In addition, MCD receives grant assistance from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to support administrative functions and specific project goals. Our education efforts and pilot programs harness voluntary resource conservation efforts grounded in current science and local knowledge to produce long term success.
Board of Supervisors
Elizabeth Austin, Vice Chair, Marlborough
Katherine Becker, Boxborough, Chair
Benee Hershon, Framingham
Andrew Mintz, Stow, Treasurer
Julie Weiss, Westford
Any landowner or occupier in Middlesex County is eligible to serve as a Supervisor or as a non-voting Associate Member. Please contact the District Administrator or a Supervisor for additional information.
District Administrator – Andrea Grossman
Plant Sale Assistant – Gini Stewart
BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETINGS
The Board of Supervisors generally meet monthly on a Monday evening at 7:00 PM, with the possible exception of the month of August. All meetings are virtual at this time. As a governmental body, meetings are open to the public and subject to Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. To join a meeting, please email here for access to a the Zoom link. Agendas and minutes are posted below. 2023 Board of Supervisor Meeting schedule:
|January 23, 2023||April 24, 2023||July 17, 2023||October 16, 2023|
|May 15, 2023||August 21, 2023||November 20, 2023|
|March 20, 2023||June 19, 2023||September 18, 2023||December 18, 2023|
Board Meeting Agendas: (click to access)
Board Meeting Minutes: (click to access)