Conservation Commission


The Conservation Commission is charged with protecting the town's wetlands, waterways and flood zones through regulation, education and environmental planning. The Commission administers and enforces the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Oak Bluffs General Wetlands Bylaw. The Conservation Agent provides technical and administrative assistance to the Commission, the public, and other town boards.

Conservation Commissions are also charged with preserving and managing open space. Oak Bluffs is fortunate to have the Sailing Camp Park, 15 acres of conservation land on a bluff overlooking Lagoon Pond. The property includes a beach as well as a rustic mainstay building that is available for weddings and other family functions. For more information regarding rental of the mainstay building at Sailing Camp Park, please email

Regular Meetings

  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Meetings Begin at 3:30 PM
  • Meetings are held at: Town Hall
    56 School Street
    Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Conservation Commission Members

  • Terry Appenzellar - June 30, 2023
  • Sharon Cooke - June 30, 2023
  • Joan Hughes, Chair - June 30, 2023
  • Rose Ryley - June 30, 2023
  • Ronald Zentner - June 30, 2024

Conservation Agent

  • Garrett Albiston

Conservation Commission Documents