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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2018:
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(M) Jul 12, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Jul 31, CANCELLED

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(M) Aug 9, CANCELLED
(PH) Aug 28, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Sept 6, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Sept 18, 7:30 a.m.

(PH) Sept 25, CANCELLED
(PH) Sept 28, 7:30 a.m.
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(M) Oct 4, CANCELLED
(PH) Oct 30, 6:45 p.m.

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

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(M) Dec 6, 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 2018 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 UPDATE — October 9, 2018
  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) risk level for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus remains "Moderate" for the Devens region and the majority of the state. Additional human cases of WNV have been reported and the continuing warmer weather and lack of frost is keeping the risk elevated so residents and businesses should continue exercising caution when outside and use repellents, and/or wear long-sleeve shirts and pants when possible to reduce exposure. Devens continues to participate in the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP). Additional information on this public health alert and how you can protect yourself and your family can be found here.

  • Flu Clinics Coming in October
  • The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health (NABOH) will be providing flu clinics throughout the region during of October. Clinics are open to everyone ages 6 months and up. Please bring your insurance cards/information. For those who cannot attend a clinic, you can call NABOH (978.772.3335) to schedule an appointment with the nurse to receive an immunization at their office in Ayer for as long as vaccine supply is available. NABOH can vaccinate anyone aged 6 months and up. The flu vaccine offers protection against 4 different flu virus strains and they offer a High Dose flu vaccine for seniors aged 65 and older. There is no co-pay/out of pocket expense at clinic w/insurance information. Click here for the flu clinic schedule and additional information on the flu vaccine.

  • Devens STAR Community Rating on Display!
  • Have you noticed the new light pole banners along some of Devens streets? In celebration of our official recognition as a national leader in sustainability by STAR Communities, we are proudly displaying our 4-Star rating with these banners. Want to know more about STAR and the rating for Devens? Here's a brief overview.

  • 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 summer. 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 jmarc-aurele@massdevelopment.com.

  • Emerald Ash Borer found in Devens — June 29, 2018
  • The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle that is damaging ash trees in Massachusetts. The Devens Enterprise Commission has published a brief fact sheet to alert residents, businesses and organizations on Devens and in the surrounding communities.

  • Nashoba Associated Boards of Health Summer Newsletter
  • As the local Board of Health for Devens, the Devens Enterprise Commission contracts with the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health (NABOH) to provide health and inspectional services for Devens. Check out the NABOH Summer Newsletter for many great summer health and safety tips.

  • Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study – 11 communities vote "YES"! —
    June 2018

  • In a clean sweep, eleven riverfront communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire all voted "yes" at their Annual Town Meetings to accept the "Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers Stewardship Plan" locally-developed by the Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Committee, together with its recommendation to seek Wild and Scenic River designation from Congress.
    Learn more at https://www.wildandscenicnashuarivers.org/.

  • DEC Releases Final Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings Report — May 23, 2018
  • Through a Grant from the State Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, Devens has completed a comprehensive Climate Change and Natural Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Preparedness, and Action Plan. This plan will help Devens become even more resilient and adapt to changing climate conditions. View the full report .

  • TICK Season
  • TICK season begins in early spring and continues through the fall. Devens has published a fact sheet with up to date helpful information on managing and dealing with ticks.

  • Devens Public Drinking Water Supply Notification: March 21, 2018
  • MassDevelopment, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, has released information about a health advisory alert regarding Devens drinking water. You can read the full alert here. There is no immediate risk to the public. For more information, contact Jim Moore with Devens Utilities at 978.784.2931.

  • Devens Mosquito Management 2018

    · CMMCP Spraying — August 2018

  • 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.

  • 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 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
    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