About the District

Mission

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:

ActonGrotonSherborn
ArlingtonHollistonShirley
AshbyHopkintonSomerville
AshlandHudsonStoneham
AyerLexingtonStow
BedfordLincolnSudbury
BelmontLittletonTewksbury
BillericaLowellTownsend
BoxboroughMaldenTyngsborough
BurlingtonMarlboroughWakefield
CambridgeMaynardWaltham
CarlisleMedfordWatertown
ChelmsfordMelroseWayland
ConcordNatickWestford
DracutNewtonWeston
DunstableNorth ReadingWilmington
EverettPepperellWinchester
FraminghamReadingWoburn

Governance

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.

Staff

District Administrator – currently recruiting
Gini Stewart, Plant Sale Assistant

BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETINGS

The Board of Supervisors generally meet monthly on a Monday evening at 7:00 PM, with the 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. 2022 Board of Supervisor Meeting schedule:

January 24, 2022April 25, 2022June 21, 2022September 19, 2022
February 28, 2022 -cancelledMay 16, 2022July 18, 2022October 17, 2022
March 21, 2022June 6, 2022August 15, 2022November 21, 2022
Annual Meeting, December 12, 2022

Board Meeting Agendas: (click to access)

November 21, 2022 Agenda

October 17, 2022 Agenda

September 19, 2022 Agenda

August 15, 2022 Agenda

July 18, 2022 Agenda

June 21, 2022 Agenda

June 6, 2022 Agenda

May 2022 Agenda

April 2022 Agenda

March 2022 Agenda

November 2021 Agenda

October 2021 Agenda

September 2021 Agenda

June 2021 Agenda

May 2021 Agenda

April 2021 Agenda

March 2021 Agenda

February 2021 Agenda

January 2021 Agenda v2  

November 2020 Agenda

October 2020 Agenda

September 2020 Agenda

July 2020 Agenda

Board Meeting Minutes: (click to access)

June 6, 2022

May 2022

September 2021 Minutes

October 2020 Minutes

September 2020 Minutes

July 2020 Minutes

June 2020 Minutes

May 2020 Minutes

Partnerships

Massachusetts Envirothon
USDA NRCS
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