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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2017:
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(M) July 13, CANCELLED
(PH) July 24, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Aug 3, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Aug 29, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Sept 7, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Sept 26, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Oct 5, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Oct 24, 6:45 p.m.

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(PH) Nov 9, 7:30 a.m
(PH) Nov 28, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Dec 7, 7:30 a.m
(PH) Dec 18, 6:45 p.m.

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All DEC meetings and hearings are held at:
33 Andrews Parkway
Devens MA, 01434
Vicksburg Conference Room

Regular DEC Meetings:
First Thursday after the first Tuesday of each month.

Public Hearings:
Last Tuesday of each month.

ExecuCom Meetings:
Third Tuesday of each month.

NOTE: All 2017 dates and times are subject to change or adjustment, due to unforeseen circumstances or holiday conflicts.

This page contains public health and safety announcements, quarterly project updates, as well as information about current and upcoming events and entertainment opportunities.

  • West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Devens
    September 21, 2017: Recent testing of mosquitoes in Devens by the Central MA Mosquito Control Project has detected the presence of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus in the southern region of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone (Lake George Street area). Testing in the residential areas of Devens has not found any positive results for West Nile Virus. Residents are still urged to take appropriate actions to protect themselves from mosquito bites. There will be continued testing by the Central MA Mosquito Control Project throughout Devens. The following notice provides information on proactive steps and preventative measures residents and businesses can take to help reduce your exposure:

    Hopefully the weather will start getting a little cooler which will help reduce the mosquito populations naturally but until then Devens, as a member of the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP), will be treating targeted areas in the southern portions of Devens where the mosquitoes were detected, to reduce the threat. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Devens Board of Health at 987.772.8831 or the CMMCP at:

  • Devens continues to participate in the Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project. Details on this season's inspections and treatment can be found here. We are entering into the highest risk part of the season, a time where spraying interventions may not always be possible. For more details on the program and for tips on how to protect you and your family from Mosquito bites, go to:
  • Devens Water Use Restrictions in Effect — August 31, 2017

    In accordance with 974 CMR 8.09 and MA DEP's revised Water Management Act Permit issued to MassDevelopment, mandatory water restrictions are to be placed when water levels in the Nashua River reach a certain low point for a specified period. Water level readings recently reached this low point and MassDevelopment is therefore required to institute the following water use restrictions.
    Until further notice, nonessential water use is restricted from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and that usage includes:

       · Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems.
       · Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety.
       · Washing of external building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
    The river gauge readings must be above the threshold for seven consecutive days before the restriction can be lifted. Once the ban is lifted, we will remove this notice from the website.
    Please call (978) 784-2931 or (978) 784-2911 if you have any questions.

  • New Devens Region Public Transportation Schedule — August 19, 2017

    In partnership with the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority, the Town of Ayer, Shirley and a number of local businesses in Devens, MassDevelopment and the Devens Enterprise Commission have launched a new shuttle service that connects Ayer, Devens, Shirley Leominster and Fitchburg. Full schedule and details.

  • Devens Publishes Two New Informational Brochures — June 18, 2017

    To help raise awareness of one of the many ways that the redevelopment efforts of Devens are helping to revitalize the economy, protect the environment, and create a place for all, the Devens Enterprise Commission has created a brochure that explains the importance of the coordinated clean-up and redevelopment of brownfield (polluted) sites in Devens. An important element in the safe, healthy and sustainable redevelopment of Devens has also been the regulation of light and noise impacts from development. Devens has created a second brochure on the importance of controlling of light and noise pollution. We hope you find these brochures useful and informative!

  • DEC and MassDevelopment Adopt Complete Streets Policy for Devens —
    April 26, 2017

    In the spirit of collaboration, the DEC and MassDevelopment just adopted a complete streets policy for Devens. This policy will promote the continued development of safe, connected and accessible streets in Devens that are designed for people of all ages and abilities, in addition to cars, trucks, bicycles and all users. The policy will help connect people and places within Devens and the surrounding communities and is an exciting opportunity that will further the sustainable redevelopment initiatives of Devens Read the full policy here.

  • The Economic Impact of Devens Report

    The Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) received a grant on behalf of the region facilitated by the City of Leominster and funded through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and its Office of Performance Management and Oversight to analyze and report on information related to the Economic Impact of Devens on the Montachusett Region. In June, the MMRPC released its report. You can download the report here.

  • Army Noise Reports

    The Army periodically undertakes military training exercises on the South Post that involve ammunitions and explosives. In an effort to inform local residents and businesses, the Army provides monthly updates on the anticipated activity. Download the most recent noise report here. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Department of Defense Police at 978.796.3333.

  • New "Walk Devens" Map Released
    – MassDevelopment recently partnered with walkBoston to develop a new walking, running and cycling map for Devens residents, businesses and visitors, to help raise awareness of the existing routes that Devens has to offer and to help promote more healthy and active lifestyles. The map also contains information on a number of cultural and historic points of interest that can be found along the way. Check out this new map, as well as the "Hike Devens" off-road walking trail map, on the Devens Maps page.
  • Events
    Devens Recreation Schedule
  • Development Project Updates
    Quarterly Projects Update 2016
    UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – September 2016
  • UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – July 2014
  • Devens Designated/Preferred Truck Route
    Click here to download a map of the designated truck route for Devens. All Trucks travelling to/from Devens are encouraged to utilize the highlighted routes to enter and exit Devens via Jackson Gate (Route 2).
  • Devens Wastewater Treatment Plant Designated/Preferred Truck Route
    Click here to download the map — all septage haulers accessing the Devens Wastewater Treatment plant are required to utilize the highlighted route when going to and from the Plant.
  • Devens Area Resources
    Devens Disc Golf
    Devens Eco-Efficiency Center
    Devens Household Hazardous Waste
    Fort Devens Military Base
    Fort Devens Museum
    Freedoms Way National Heritage Area
    Friends of the Oxbow
    MassDevelopment/Devens Community website
    Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Nashua River Watershed Association
    United Native American Cultural Center