The Conservation Commission is charged with protecting the town's wetlands, waterways and flood zones through regulation, education and environmental planning. The Commission administers and enforces the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Oak Bluffs General Wetlands Bylaw. The Conservation administrator provides technical and administrative assistance to the Commission, the public, and other town boards.
Conservation Commissions are also charged with preserving and managing open space. Oak Bluffs is fortunate to have the Sailing Camp Park, 15 acres of conservation land on a bluff overlooking Lagoon Pond. The property includes a beach as well as a rustic mainstay building that is available for weddings and other family functions.