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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2020:
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(M) July 16, CANCELLED

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(M) Aug 6, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Aug 25, 6:45 p.m.

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

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

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(M) Nov 5, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Nov 17, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Dec 3, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Dec 15, 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 2020 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 Releases Its Climate Action and Resilience Plan!

    In collaboration with our consultant Kim Lundgren Associates, the DEC officially released the new “Devens Forward” Climate Action and Resilience Plan. Devens Forward serves as a roadmap to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and prepare Devens for the impacts of climate change. The plan includes more than 70 actions as well as a Climate Action Toolkit for Businesses to assist them in reducing their own emissions as well. Explore the plan, check out our short video and more:
    Press Release
    Devens Forward Climate Action and Resilience Plan
    Climate Action Toolkit for Businesses

  • Development Project Updates
    Quarterly Projects Update 2020
    UMASS Donahue Institute: Devens Profile and Economic Contributions – 2020
  • Devens PFAS Updates
  • The Army has published an update regarding their ongoing PFAS investigations at the former Fort Devens to help keep stakeholders and the local community updated on the status of the Army’s work throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
    Project Status Update September 2020

    The Army has also completed a draft update to its Community Involvement Plan (CIP) that describes how the Army will share information with local communities about the ongoing environmental investigations of PFAS at Devens. This draft will be finalized after a 45-day review period that ends on November 9, 2020. You can view the draft here:
    CIP Draft Final Cover Letter
    CIP Draft Final

  • Devens COVID-19 Public Health Announcements:
  • October, 15, 2020 Update
    COVID19 Updates Archive

  • Promoting local businesses and the local food movement:
  • MassDevelopment has put together a list of local restaurants that are open during the pandemic and offering great options for residents, employees and visitors in Devens and the surrounding region. Buying local helps support our regional economy and contributes to reduced greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation and food miles travelled. Check it out!

  • Devens Mosquito Management 2020 ALERT:
  • The mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts. While none have been detected in Devens and there are not yet any human cases, Pubic Health Officials are urging residents to take precautions when enjoying the outdoors. Tips and prevention techniques can be found at: Devens continues to participate in the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) and personnel will be in Devens to respond to residents’ concerns about mosquitos in the area. Additional details can be found: CMMCP notice August 2020.

  • Devens Enterprise Commission Office Closure
  • As of March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus, the Devens Enterprise Commission office is closed to the public however we are still conducting business remotely. Click here for additional information.

  • COVID-19 Construction Guidelines for Devens Projects
  • Construction projects in Devens that are continuing to operate during this COVID-19 emergency as a “COVID-19 Essential Service” must comply with the COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures for all Devens Construction Projects:
    COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures for all Devens Construction Projects
    Acknowledgement of Receipt

  • Nashoba Associated Boards of Health News:
  • Fall Flu Clinic Schedule – Open to all Devens Residents and Employees

  • Devens Water Use Restrictions May 1 through October 31, 2020
  • In accordance with 974 CMR 8.09 and MassDEP’s revised Water Management Act Permit issued to MassDevelopment, to ensure an adequate supply of water for our customers, MassDevelopment is instituting the following water use restrictions. Nonessential water use is restricted from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Restricted usage that is not allowed during these hours 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
    Please call (978) 784-2931 or (978) 784-2911 if you have any questions about these water use restrictions.

  • DEC 2019 Annual Report
  • Learn about all the projects that were permitted and developed in 2019, along with other special projects and work of the Commission in our 2019 Annual Report.

  • Devens Stormwater Management Education and Awareness Initiative
  • Over the next few months we will be releasing a series of educational flyers promoting responsible stormwater management practices for residents and businesses in Devens. Wondering how your day to day activities on your property can impact water quality in Devens? Take a look at our winter maintenance flyers:
    Winter tips for Businesses
    Proper waste management
    Winter Property maintenance and deicing tips
    Be sure to share this information with your neighbors and/or fellow employees and help us keep Devens wetlands and waterways clean and healthy! Follow us on Facebook (@devensec) for additional posts.

  • Shirley Meadows Affordable Senior Rental Housing Now Open:
  • 58 units of supportive and affordable rental housing for seniors, aged 62 and over are completed and open in Devens off of Hospital Road. A certain number of units will be set-aside for homeless or at-risk seniors as well. Stop by and take a look at their model unit. Rental applications can be downloaded here. For more information, please contact Christina Andersen at (978) 256-7425 X21.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Events
    Devens Recreation Schedule
  • 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