Conservation Commission

The Conservation Commission works to sustain a healthy, livable community by protecting the natural resources of the Town of Kennebunk and by implementing Kennebunk's Open Space Plan. Kennebunk is a beautiful place. Our beaches, coastal marshes, rivers, forests, wetlands and fields each have their unique attraction and ecology that draw us in and keep us rooted here. Time and again, Kennebunk residents have indicated their wish to keep these natural resources for their beauty, their history and their recreational opportunities. 

Protecting Natural Resources

In protecting Kennebunk's natural resources, the Conservation Commission concentrates on protecting our streams, rivers, wetlands and coastal waters from contaminants and encroachments. The Conservation Commission works to:

  • Reduce pesticide use
  • Promote proper septic system maintenance
  • Minimize stormwater runoff
  • Minimize the effects of development on wetlands, vernal pools and watersheds

Focus on Open Spaces

Kennebunk's Open Space Plan provides a blueprint for ensuring that Kennebunk continues to have open space and wildlife for this and future generations to enjoy. Its goals are to:

  • Preserve public spaces for recreation and relaxation
  • Preserve the interdependent web of Kennebunk's diverse ecosystems
  • Ensure wildlife has open corridors for movement
  • Promote the preservation of contiguous lands
  • Protect visual and scenic areas and corridors

View the Mission Statement and Goals (PDF) of the Conservation Commission.

Meetings
The Conservation Commission generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Town Hall. All meetings are posted in Town Hall and on the Meeting Calendar.
Name Title Term Expires
Jennifer Shack Co-Chair 2020
Grace Cain Co-Chair 2020
Nicholas Branchina Member 2019
Todd Bridgeo Member 2019
Vacant Member 2021
Vacant Alternate Member 2019
Vacant Alternate Member 2019
David Smith Associate Member n/a
Shiloh Schulte Selectman Liaison  

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  1. Christopher J. Osterrieder, P.E.

    Director of Community Development, Town Engineer
    Phone: (207) 985-2102 ext. 1337

  2. Beverly Staples

    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: (207) 985-2102 ext. 1303

  3. Community Development

    Physical Address
    Kennebunk Town Hall, Second Floor
    1 Summer St.
    Kennebunk, ME 04043

    Phone: (207) 985-2102 ext. 1303
    Fax: (207) 985-4609

    Location: Second Floor

    Office Hours
    Monday 8:00-4:30
    Tuesday 8:00-4:30
    Wednesday** 9:00-4:30
    Thursday 8:00-4:30
    Friday 8:00-4:30

    **Office opens at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, or 10:00 a.m. according to the office schedule (PDF).  

Agendas & Minutes

  1. Agendas are posted prior to the meeting and listed on the home page calendar and on the Town Clerk's bulletin board in the lobby of the 2nd floor of Town Hall. Minutes are posted with the corresponding agenda once approved.