Conservation Commission

The mission of the Conservation Commission is to promote and develop the natural resources and protect and preserve natural areas within the Town of Bristol including its watersheds, streams, wooded areas, coastal areas, wetlands, and green spaces.  The Commission acts in an administrative or advisory capacity on environmentally sensitive project proposals, donations of private lands, green space plantings, and a variety of environmental issues.

Healthy Yards, Healthy Waters: Sustainable Lawn Care

The Conservation Commission wants to educate Bristol Residents on the impact that fertilizers have on our water, and shed light on sustainable alternatives and practices with far less risk. Download the brochure linked below to get more information about how to care for your lawn without negatively impacting our local waters.

Open Space Properties

Perry Farm

The Bristol Conservation Commission manages several open space properties for the Town of Bristol. Below is a map of the Perry Farm Open Space Property. This area is open to the public for passive recreation.

Waypoyset Preserve Property

The Waypoyset Preserve Property off Narrows Road is owned and managed by the Waypoyset Preserve Trust. This area is open to the public for passive recreation. Below is a link to a brochure created by a local Eagle Scout containing property and trail information.

Meeting Information

Meeting agendas are made available to the public through the RI Secretary of State website before a scheduled meeting. Once posted, meeting times will appear below.

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Conservation Q&A


Bristol’s Onboard System allows residents view the roles and responsibilities of this board, view the current members, appointment terms, and apply to available openings.


Are you interested in volunteering for one of the Town’s boards or commissions? Apply at the link below, or email the Town Clerk here.

Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Edward Tanner

Conservation Commission Officer

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext.128