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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2021/2022:
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(M) January 6, CANCELLED
(PH) January 25, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) February 3, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) February 22, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) March 3, 7:30 a.m.
(M) March 29, 6:45 p.m.
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(M) April 7, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) April 26, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) May 5, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) May 31, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) June 9, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) June 28, 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 2022 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.

    As of June 23, 2021 the Devens Enterprise Commission office is currently open by appointment. Please call or email to arrange a drop off or pick up. Click here for additional information.
  • Devens COVID-19 Public Health Announcements:
  • – January 3, 2022 Update: Mask advisory remains in effect (see below). The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health has all the latest information on COVID-19 and contact tracing for Devens and the surrounding region, including COVID-19 local booster clinics: Vaccines continue to be effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. The recent emergence of Omicron further emphasizes the importance of vaccination and boosters so it is important for everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated, follow CDC, State, and local Health Department Guidelines to protect ourselves, loved ones, and our most vulnerable populations.
    – Mask advisory — December 21, 2021. Department of Public Health now advises that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home). Read the full advisory here.
    July 29, 2021 Update
    – Are you an employer looking to set up a clinic on-site for your employees?
    Click here to find out how.
    COVID19 Updates Archive

  • 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.

  • January 6, 2022 Meeting Cancelled
  • Get Your Flu Vaccine Now!
    The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health are hosting a number of local flu clinics throughout October which Devens residents and employees can take advantage of. On-line registration is available for each location. Click here for more information.
  • Devens Sustainable Housing Video — 10-27-21
    Devens sustainable housing projects were recently featured in a video by Stow TV, in partnership with the Sustainable Stow Committee in Stow, MA. Learn about how Devens approach to Net Zero Energy and Energy Positive residential development is helping Devens meet it's sustainable redevelopment goals and serving as a model for other communities.
  • Wild and Scenic Rivers Stewardship Council Announces 2022 Community Grants Available
    The Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers Wild and Scenic Stewardship Council announces the second year of their Community Grants program. The program aims to engage municipalities and local organizations in protecting the rivers' resources and building strong local stewardship of the rivers. Applications are due by February 1, 2022. A Request for Proposals and Grant Application for the 2022 program are available at
  • Devens Mosquito Management Updates 2022
    Devens Continues to participate in the Central MA Mosquito Control Program. A list of the Mosquito Control Board 2022 Commission meeting dates is available here. All meetings are open to the public.
  • Devens Stormwater Management Education and Awareness Initiative
  • Wondering how your day to day activities on your property can impact water quality in Devens? Take a look at our tips for promoting responsible stormwater management practices for residents and businesses in Devens:
    Tips for Businesses
    Tips for Residents
    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.

  • Emerson Green, a new residential development on Grant Road, is offering 7 highly energy-efficient affordable workforce housing units for sale to income eligible families and individuals:
  • Details
    Full application
    Applications are continuing to be accepted on a first come, first served basis. All potential buyers must meet state income eligibility requirements to be considered.
  • 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.

  • Apple Country Natural Climate Solutions Project
    Bolton, Devens and Harvard are collaborating with Nature to deliver climate solutions that will increase the resiliency of our communities and ecosystems. Nature-based solutions are cost-effective solutions providing multiple co-benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved air and water quality, reduced flooding, biodiversity, recreation, as well as improved physical and mental health. Learn more at:
  • Development Project Updates
    Devens Project Update September 2021
    UMASS Donahue Institute: D evens Profile and Economic Contributions – 2020
  • Devens PFAS Updates
  • The Army publishes updates regarding their ongoing environmental remediation and PFAS investigations at the former Fort Devens to help keep stakeholders and the local community updated on the status of the Army's work. Visit their website for more details
    Final Community Involvement Plan (CIP) — November 2020
    PFAS Private Well Testing Fact Sheet — November 2020
    Project Status Update September 2020

  • 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

  • Wildlife Sightings in Devens — Safety Tips for Businesses and Residents

    With over 1,400 acres of permanently protected open space, Devens is home to a diversity of wildlife. It is not unusual to see animals such as black bears and coyotes. Learn how you can protect your property, yourself, and your loved ones from these and more at:
    Download facts sheets for bears and coyotes.

  • 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