Conservation Commission

If you need to submit an application for an upcoming meeting, please review our guidance and contact the office (508-979-4023, ext. 128). MassDEP has also issued specific guidelines for submission of regulatory filings.

If you are unable to attend an upcoming meeting and would like to submit a question about a project in advance, please call the office (508-979-4023, ext. 128) or send an email to [email protected].

Who We Are

Day-to-day operations of the Conservation Commission are administered by the Conservation Agent. The Agent can be contacted by phone or email ([email protected]). 

The Conservation Commission consists of a maximum of seven voting members appointed by the Board of Selectmen. 

The Commission holds Public Hearings, conducts site visits, issues permits, and conducts enforcement actions. Regular Meetings are held twice a month on Mondays at 6:30pm (unless otherwise indicated) at the Town Hall. Information on Public Hearings are posted on the Conservation Commission website, the Town Hall Bulletin Board, and in the local free news publication "Fairhaven Neighborhood News".

Approval of your project by any other Board or Department does not constitute approval through the Conservation Commission. Please call the Conservation Office to determine whether or not you need to apply for a permit from the Conservation Commission for your project.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Whitney McClees Conservation Agent 508-979-4023 ext 128

Commission Members

NameTitleTerm Expires

Chairperson

2021

Geoffrey A. Haworth

Member

2022

Nicholas Sylvia

Member

2022

Nicholas Carrigg

Member

2020

Daniel Doyle

Member

2021

Amy DeSalvatore

Member

2020

Gary Lavalette

Member

2021