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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2021:
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(PH) June 29, 6:45 p.m.
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(M) July 15, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) July 27, 6:45 p.m.

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

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(M) September 9, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) September 28, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) October 7, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) October 26, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) November 4, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) November 30, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) December 9, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) December 21, 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 2021 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.

  • Nashoba Valley/Devens Regional Vaccination Collaborative Opening 5/12/21
    The Nashoba Valley/Devens Regional Vaccine Collaborative will be opening on 5/12/21 at the Clear Path for Veterans New England building at 84 Antietam St. Devens.
    Those wishing to schedule an appointment for a vaccination can visit https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/, search by Local Board of Health Clinic and look for the Clear Path for Veterans New England/Devens site.
  • Devens COVID-19 Public Health Announcements:
  • June 1, 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 Water Use Restrictions in Effect — May 1 through September 30, 2021
    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 Jim Moore at (978) 784-2931 or Mark Cohen at (978) 784-2911 if you have any questions about these water use restrictions.
  • 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: https://climateresilient.wixsite.com/applecountry
  • 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.
    Final Community Involvement Plan (CIP) — November 2020
    PFAS Private Well Testing Fact Sheet — November 2020
    Project Status Update September 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

  • 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: www.mass.gov/learn-about-wildlife.
    Download facts sheets for bears and coyotes.

  • 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.

  • 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