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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2019:
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(M) July 11, CANCELLED
(PH) July 30, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Aug 8, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Aug 27, 6:45 p.m.

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

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(PH) Oct 29, 6:45 p.m.

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(PH) Nov 7, 7:30 a.m
(PH) Nov 19, 6:45 p.m.

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(PH) Dec 5, 7:30 a.m
(PH) Dec 17, 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 2019 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.

  • Devens Public Drinking Water Supply Information Concerning PFAS —
    Update October 8, 2019

  • The MacPherson and Shabokin wells are now providing drinking water that has no detectable levels of per-and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS). Additional details from MassDevelopment can be found by clicking on the “Utilities” tab on the Devens Community Services webpage.

  • Devens Mosquito Management Update — September, 2019
  • Devens continues to participate in the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project. The current risk level as of October 1, 2019 for EEE in the Devens region is low-to-moderate and low for West Nile Virus. Devens businesses and residents are encouraged to take precautions when outdoors by using insect repellents; wearing long-sleeved clothing; scheduling outdoor activities to avoid the hours around dawn and dusk; repairing damaged window and door screens; and removing standing water from the areas around your home. More details can be found here

  • Recycle Your Reusables —
    Saturday October 26, 2019 9 AM – 2 PM

  • The 11th annual Recycle Your Reusables, the largest recycling/reuse drop-off event in the area, will be held at Bemis Associates in Shirley this year on Saturday, October 26, 9am-2pm. Thirty five vendors, many of whom serve economically disadvantaged people, will be on hand to accept an enormous variety of items. Over 350 cars came through last year and we diverted more than 10 tons of materials from local landfills! Over the years, attendees have voluntarily donated well over $8100 in cash and 1.5 tons of food to Loaves and Fishes. Please support RYR through one or more of the ways listed below:
    Publicize RYR by printing or emailing the attached flyer.
    Donations from local organizations and businesses are what keeps the event going. RYR exists on a shoestring budget. If you choose to make a donation, your company's name and contact info will appear in our publicity. Your donation will allow us to buy needed supplies and equipment, ship boxes to vendors, rent a truck to deliver recovered items, and supply our volunteers with breakfast and lunch.
    Volunteers are sought to help take in items at vendors and to direct traffic. Shifts are two hours (8:30-10:30, 10:30-12:30, 12:30-2:30pm). We provide training, breakfast, lunch, a giant pat on the back and acknowledgement of your participation in our publicity.
    We hope you will consider supporting this worthy event. For more info or to volunteer or make a donation, contact Laurie Sabol, Ayer Recycling Committee at 978-496-5839 or

  • Nashoba Associated Boards of Health Fall 2019 Newsletter
  • Read about upcoming health and wellness events and flu clinics in the Devens region. All events and clinics are open to Devens residents and businesses.

  • Devens Biometric/Eye Tracking Phase 2 Study Report Released — August 2019
  • Using biometric tools to help understand our unconscious response to the built environment has been the focus of this cutting edge planning research collaborative between Tufts University and the DEC. The second phase evaluates conventional suburban development patterns with new-urbanist developments to help us understand how to better design spaces and places for people, rather than cars. View the report here.

  • Devens featured in latest edition of Business In Focus Magazine
  • Read about how Devens is meeting its sustainable redevelopment goals in this feature article published in June 2019.

  • Yard Waste and Recycling to Protect Water Quality in Devens
  • Devens offers residents and businesses many resources to properly manage and dispose of yard wastes and other recyclable materials to protect the natural environment. Check out our latest publication here.

  • Grant Road Closure
  • Effective May 18, 2018, Grant Road between Pine Road and West Main Street has been closed due to construction activity and will be closed for the remainder of the winter. Anyone using Grant Road to get in or out of Devens should use Hospital Road or Jackson Road instead (see detour map) . There is no access to Grant Road from Chance St. or Malvern Hill Rd. If you have any questions please contact the Devens Engineering Department at 978.784.2926 or

  • Devens Region Public Transportation Schedule

    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 shuttle service that connects Ayer, Devens, Shirley Leominster and Fitchburg. Full schedule and details.

  • REBA Presentation on Devens Sustainable Development
  • Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts (REBA) recently uploaded a video presentation on the sustainable redevelopment of Devens.

  • 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.

  • Events
    Devens Recreation Schedule
  • Development Project Updates
    Quarterly Projects Update 2019
    UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – September 2016
  • UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – July 2014
  • Devens Designated Truck Route
    Click here to download a map of the designated truck route for Devens. All Trucks travelling to/from Devens are 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
    MRPC Economic Impact of Devens Report — June 2016
    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