Stow Conservation Commission seeks member

Interested in getting more involved in protecting Stow’s wetlands and open spaces and learning more about the town? The Stow Conservation Commission is seeking a member to join a collegial and hard-working volunteer board in Stow. The Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday night of every month (currently via Zoom). Members also participate in occasional site visits and help with projects between meetings. The Conservation Commission administers and enforces the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Town of Stow Wetlands Protection Bylaw and Regulations. The Commission reviews work within 100 feet of a wetlands and 200 feet of streams and ponds (100’ on Lake Boon). The Commission also guides management of more than 1,500 acres of town conservation land throughout the community.

The ideal candidate is interested in protecting the environment and has a background or interest in environmental science, law/policy, real estate, land use, planning, engineering or similar disciplines, but anyone can serve so long as they are willing to become familiar with the laws and regulations that the Commission works with. Great training programs are available. If you’d like to learn more, please feel free to contact the Conservation Department at or 978-897-8615.

Employment opportunity: Town of Stow Citizen Science Coordinator

The Town of Stow is seeking a part-time, temporary Citizen Science Coordinator for a two-year paid position coordinating volunteers participating in an assessment of water quality issues at Lake Boon under a Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant.

There are advantages to an applicant living on or near Lake Boon. See the job posting here for details.

Lake Boon Commission meets February 10

The Lake Boon Commission will meet on Wednesday, February 10 on Zoom. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. For Zoom link info, download the agenda at the Lake Boon Commission page on the Town of Hudson website, here.

1.    Public Comment
2.    Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
3.    Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
4.    2020 LBC Annual Report – Review/Approve
5.    Solitude Lake Mgmt 2020 Annual Summary Report – Discussion & Next Steps for 2021
6.    Spring Town Meetings – Discuss/Approve Warrant Article requests
7.    MVP Grant Update
8.    Old Business
9.    New Business
10.  Date of Next Meeting
11.  Adjourn