The Marion Conservation Commission currently has an opening for an Associate Member and is accepting letters of interest from Marion registered voters who have an interest in wetlands, environmental protection, and natural resources conservation. Conservation Commissions are the official municipal boards charged with protecting natural resources and administering the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, MGL Chapter 131, §40. The Conservation Commission’s responsibilities under the Wetlands Protection Act include reviewing proposed activities within jurisdictional areas to ensure that the activities will not alter a wetland resource area. The Marion Conservation Commission is comprised of five Members and two Associate Members. Associate Members are designated by the Commission chair to sit on the Commission in the case of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest on the part of a Member of the Commission, or in the event of a vacancy on the Commission until the vacancy is filled by the Board of Selectmen in accordance with the Conservation Commission Act, MGL Chapter 40, §8C. Conservation Commission meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 pm. If you’re interested in getting involved in local government and serving your community and have experience and/or interest in environmental protection, please send a letter expressing your interest in being appointed an Associate Member of the Marion Conservation Commission to Lissa Magauran, Conservation Commission Administrative Assistant, 2 Spring Street, Marion MA 02738 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.