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Conservation & Open Space Planning Commission
Under State of Maine authorization (30 MRSA Section 3851), the Kennebunk Conservation and Open Space Planning Commission’s primary goal is to protect and promote the natural resources of the Town of Kennebunk and improve its ecological integrity and wildlife diversity. The commission is additionally responsible for protecting Kennebunk’s open space by ensuring compliance with the goals stated in the town’s official Open Space Plan and Maps enacted by the voters in 2004, and ensuring compliance with the town’s comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances. The commission also coordinates conservation efforts with local land trusts and similar environmental organizations.

The commission works to protect environmentally sensitive lands within Kennebunk’s two watersheds as well as coastal areas through a variety of projects, including:
  • Healthy Kennebunk - An effort to reduce the use of pesticides in the town
  • Testing the quality of Kennebunk’s river and coastal waters.


  • Ellen Wolf, Chair
  • Nicholas C. Branchina, Vice Chair
  • Jennifer Shack            
  • Todd Bridgeo
  • Vacancy (regular position)
  • Vacancy (alternate position)            
  • Vacancy(alternate position)               
  • David Smith, Associate Member    (non-voting)
  • Deborah Beal, Selectman Liaison


  • 6:30 pm
  • First and third Monday
  • 1 Summer St.
    Third Floor
    Kennebunk, ME 04043

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Forms can also be picked up at the Town Manager's Office and in the Town Office lobby at:
1 Summer St.
Kennebunk, ME 04043

(best practices for pesticides and organic applications)

Chris J. Osterrieder, P.E.
Director of Community Development, Planning and Codes
Ph: (207) 985-2102 ext. 1341

Beverly Staples
Administrative Assistant
Ph: (207) 985-2102 ext. 1303

Community Development, Planning and Codes
1 Summer St.
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Fx: (207) 985-4609
Location: Second Floor