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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2020:
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(M) Jan 9, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Jan 28, 6:45 p.m.

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

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(PH) Mar 24, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) April 9, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) April 21, CANCELLED

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(PH) May 7, 7:30 a.m.

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(PH) June 30, 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 Forward Climate Action Plan Survey #2:
  • Based on conversations with a group of local and regional stakeholders and other experts in the field, the Devens Forward planning team has pulled together a list of mitigation and adaptation goals and strategies that will help reduce long-term impacts and build community resilience against hazards caused by climate change. The next step is prioritizing actions for the final plan. Make your voice heard and help us drive Devens forward by taking this interactive survey:

  • Devens Open Space & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    4-29-2020, 4:00 PM

  • Video recording of April 29, 2020 Meeting
    Devens Open Space and Recreation Plan
    Devens Forward Climate Action Plan Overview
    Devens Open Space Carbon Sequestration

  • Devens COVID-19 Public Health Announcements:
  • May 27, 2020 Update
    May 20, 2020 Update
    May 13, 2020 Update
    May 6, 2020 Update
    April 27, 2020 Update
    April 15, 2020 Update
    April 6, 2020 Update
    March 30, 2020 Update – Stay-At-Home Advisory, Closure of Non-Essential Services, and Construction Projects in Devens.
    March 22, 2020 Update
    March 16, 2020 Update

  • 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 Spring 2020 Newsletter
  • Learn more about what you can do to reduce your exposure to the Coronavirus, get tips on how to deal with seasonal allergies, and view the latest clinic schedule for the Devens region. All events and clinics are open to Devens residents and businesses.

  • Devens Mosquito Management 2020:
  • The Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) personnel will be in Devens to respond to residents’ concerns about mosquitos in the area. Additional details can be found: CMMCP notice June 2020

  • Devens Water Use Restrictions May 1 through September 30, 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.

  • Devens Forward Climate Action Plan New Survey:
  • We want to hear from you! As part of our ongoing Climate Action Planning process, we are looking for feedback from you on what actions we should be prioritizing in our plan to make Devens more resilient! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Find out more about our Climate Action Plan process here.

  • Shirley Meadows Affordable Senior Housing Rental Unit Lottery
  • 58 units of supportive and affordable rental housing for seniors, aged 62 and over are currently under construction in Devens off of Hospital Road. The housing is designed for seniors with incomes ranging from moderate (60% Area Median Income) to extremely low (30% AMI). A certain number of units will be set-aside for homeless or at-risk seniors as well. For more information, click here.

  • 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 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 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
  • 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