Boston Conservation Commission
The Boston Conservation Commission was established by Ordinances of 1970, chapter 10. The Boston Conservation Commission protects and preserves open space and other natural areas of the City including wetlands. The Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act (M.G.L c131 s.40), the Massachusetts Rivers Protection Act (HB s. 18.26) and the Conservation Commission Act (HB s. 18.9). The Commission also owns a number of natural, open space properties known as Urban Wilds, and holds several conservation restrictions on various properties within the City.