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The Nantucket Conservation Commission was established on 5 April 1963 as an official seven-member agency of the town of Nantucket, Mass. This collection includes records of the creation and early years of the commission and its efforts to protect the natural resources of the island, including the program proposal, meeting minutes, and correspondence concerning projects.
- Collection Number:
- Conservation Commission of Nantucket Records
- Nantucket Conservation Commission.
- approximately 60 items
- Nantucket Historical Association
- Material is in English.
Information for Users
Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Conservation Commission of Nantucket Records, Nantucket Historical Association.Sensitive Materials Statement:
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- MS284 Nantucket Conservation Foundation Records, Nantucket Historical Association.
- Conservation of natural resources—Massachusetts—Nantucket—History—20th century.
- Environmental protection—Massachusetts—Nantucket.
- Nature conservation—Massachusetts—Nantucket.
- Land use—Massachusetts—Nantucket.
In 1962, the Nantucket Conservation Committee was appointed by the Nantucket Civic League to explore forming a Municipal Conservation Commission based on the Department of Natural Resources’ Revised Manual for Municipal Conservation Commissions. The committee met with representatives of other island civic organizations to discuss the purposes, methods, and objectives of a conservation commission. With the support of those organizations, the committee submitted Articles 95 and 96 to the Town Warrant to establish and fund the Nantucket Conservation Commission. The articles were passed on 5 April 1963 and the commission was created as an official seven-member agency of the town of Nantucket, Mass. Its purpose is to promote, protect, and develop the natural resources of the island.
Scope and Content
This collection includes records of the early years of the Nantucket Conservation Commission and its efforts to protect the natural resources of Nantucket Island, including the program proposal, meeting minutes, and correspondence concerning bids, contracts, budgets, and discussion of projects such as brush removal and cattail control.
Folder 1 Nantucket Conservation Commission program proposal, 1961–1962
Includes the Department of Natural Resources’ Revised Manual for Municipal Conservation Commissions and the Nantucket Conservation Commission Program for Research and Work Planning and Articles 95 and 96 submitted to the Town Warrant.
Folder 2 Nantucket Conservation Commission minutes, 1962–1970
Folder 3 Nantucket Conservation Committee minutes, 1962, 1963
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1965–1967, 1970
Includes correspondence concerning bids, contracts, budgets, and discussion of projects such as brush removal and cattail control.
Finding aid by Ashley Miller, January 2023.