Conservation Commission

Meetings


  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month
  • Agawam Public Library
    750 Cooper Street
    Agawam, MA 01001

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


  • Sheryl Becker
  • S. Page Fallon
  • Magda Galiatsos

  • Henry A. Kozloski, Chairman
  • Frank Meagher
  • Jill Messick
  • Mark Soticheck

Overview


The Conservation Commission regulates areas subject to protection under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, 310 10. The legislature has determined that the regulation of wetlands is essential to the welfare of the Commonwealth citizens because of the important ecological function of these habitats. Wetlands provide natural buffers against pollutants, thereby protecting our water supplies.

Wetland Habitats


They form natural storage areas for floodwaters that might otherwise be diverted to developed areas. Wetland habitats may also provide important breeding areas for a variety of commercially and biologically important aquatic or semi-aquatic species.

Requesting a Determination


Any person who wishes to know whether or not a parcel of land or project is subject to the provisions of the Act may request a Determination of Applicability from the Conservation Commission. Anyone who proposes to do work that will remove, fill, dredge, or alter an area subject to protection under the Act must file a Notice of Intent with the Conservation Commission.