Wells Conservation Commission

The Wells Conservation Commission is an all-volunteer appointed board serving the Town of Wells, Maine. The Commission seeks to ensure that the town's natural resources — such as water quality, scenic views, native plants, and wildlife habitat — are conserved for future generations.

Since 1981, the Conservation Commission has worked to establish Town Conservation Lands — publicly owned undeveloped land dedicated to traditional outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat, and environmental education.

More than twenty years ago, the Commission established a Land Bank, by which the people of Wells invest money to buy ecologically significant land and easements (voluntary restrictions on development) in order to preserve open space in the Town. Establishment and use of the Town’s Conservation Lands is governed by Town Ordinance #66.

Through the efforts of its members and volunteer helpers, the Commission responds to residents' concerns regarding natural resources, promotes environmental education in the school system, and advises the Selectmen and the Planning Board on land use issues.

Much of the Commission's effort over the past few years has been dedicated to establishing a series of Conservation Lands throughout town that will provide for wildlife habitat and public recreation.

The first of these, the George & Effie Fenderson Wildlife Commons, was formally dedicated in June 2001. It encompasses over 600 acres around the headwaters of the Merriland River.

The Commission is committed to preserving public open space and agricultural land in the Town for the sake of present and future generations.

Contact Wells Conservation Commission

Owen Grumbling
208 Sanford Rd
P.O. Box 398
Wells, Maine  04090
Phone: 207-646-5113


Service Area

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  • York County, Maine

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