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DEC Meetings (M) and Public Hearings (PH) schedule for the Year 2022/2023:
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(M) December 8, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) December 27, 6:45 p.m.

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

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

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

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(M) Apr 6, 7:30 a.m.
(M) Apr 25, 6:45 p.m.
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(M) May 4, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) May 30, 6:45 p.m.

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(M) Jun 8, 7:30 a.m.
(PH) Jun 27, 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 2022/2023 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.

    The DEC offices have re-opened to the public from 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday. All visitors are still required to wear a mask when inside the building, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are available for those who do not have one. We thank you for your cooperation.
  • Ayer and Devens Partnering on a unique public and environmental health initiative:

    Join us on 11/16/22 at the Ayer Town Hall from 6PM to 8PM for the Ayer/Devens Pocket Forest Project Community Kick-Off Meeting. Attend to learn about the Project, ask questions, help plan how and where these tiny forests might be planted, and sign up to help with the future community planting event. We'll have snacks and few surprises so bring your friends and family to learn more and contribute to this innovative project. Full details here.

  • Devens Re-Launching Shuttle Service!

    Devens is working with the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority to re-launch the Devens shuttle service as targeted workforce ride program for businesses and an on-demand service for residents and visitors. The goal of this service is to provide increased accessibility to Devens between the surrounding communities and businesses, as well as connect to the MBTA commuter rail system. See the following links for more information:
    Businesses looking for commuting options for existing employees and/or to attract new employees
    Residents and individuals looking for commuting options to and from Devens

  • Devens Farmers Market
  • – The Devens Farmers Market is closing for the season due to staffing issues. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you next year! You can still order online at: https://my-site-103625-101159.square.site/shop/devens-csa-2022/24?fbclid=IwAR3vyXUO0XP_UW01lT-zG3UkMEsEYg4qz1_wwC5cPWHdbyiJBiUS-ubwQMw or stop by Dick's Market Gardens and Greenhouses farmstand in Lunenburg to grab some fresh local produce. Let us know if you are interested in participating in next year's market!

  • DEC Hires new Associate Planner — September 20, 2022

    The Devens Enterprise Commission is excited to welcome Beth Suedmeyer as their new Associate Planner to assist in the continued sustainable redevelopment of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. Read the full press release here.

  • Devens Water Use Restrictions in Effect — May 1 through October 31, 2022

    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.

  • 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 Mosquito Management Updates 2023
    Devens Continues to participate in the Central MA Mosquito Control Program. Personnel will be in the Devens area to respond to requests for service. Click here for dates and additional details. Requests for service, or to be placed on the "No Spray" list can be made by calling (508)393-3055 or on-line at: https://www.cmmcp.org/. Residents should use bug spray when outdoors to protect yourself. Additional information can be found here.
  • 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.

  • Devens 2021 Water Quality Report

    The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that all utilities issue an annual "Consumer Confidence" report to customers. This report details where Devens drinking water comes from, what it contains and the risks our water testing and treatment are designed to prevent. Click here for a summary report of the quality of Devens drinking water during the past year.

  • Devens COVID-19 Public Health Announcements:
  • – Local COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: Vaccination locations can be found at: vaxfinder.mass.gov.
    – Mask Advisory Update — Masks are still an important tool in our fight against COVID-19. The latest updates are at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-mask-requirements
    – 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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