Conservation Commission

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The mission of the Conservation Commission and the Conservation Agent is to educate the public on wetlands protection and regulations, and to guide citizens through permitting processes related to the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act  (310 CMR Section 10.00) and any other state and local applicable regulatory and protection standards.
We seek to promote protection and conservation of both inland and coastal wetland resources, as well as to promote and enforce compliance with local, state, and federal wetland resource regulations. We are proud to serve the Town of Newbury and help to educate the public on all conservation-related matters.
To file a complaint for a possible violation of the WPA or the Wetlands Bylaw, please fill out this form and submit it to the Conservation Agent.

Staff Contacts

Board Members



Samantha Holt

Conservation Agent & Floodplain Administrator

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Chrissy Beaupre

Inspectional Services Admin Assistant

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Conservation Commission Members

NameTitleTerm Expires

Bob Connors


June 30, 2025

Mary Rimmer

Vice Chair

June 30, 2024

Peter Paicos

Member/PB Liason

June 30, 2023

Brad Duffin


June 30, 2025

Dianne O'Brien


June 30, 2025

TJ Conte


June 30, 2025