Natural Resources


The Natural Resources/Conservation Department provides the citizens of Acton with leadership in managing and protecting their diverse natural resources. Special attention is given to ensure conservation and protection of all wetlands resource areas and other significant ecosystems, while providing an education opportunity for residents to enjoy Acton's diverse natural landscape. The Natural Resources Department also oversees the Cemetery Department as well as the Recreation Department.

Department duties include:
  • Oversight of more than 1,600 acres of conservation land
  • Working with the Acton Land Stewardship Committee to maintain hiking trails on all conservation properties
  • Enforcing the Wetlands Protection Act through inspections, public hearings, and review of building permits
  • Working closely with the Acton Conservation Commission
  • Conducting the Community Education Natural History Program, and teaching environmental classes at all levels of the Acton-Boxborough School system
  • Planning, developing, and maintaining the Acton Arboretum, and working with the Friends of the Acton Arboretum


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