The Conservation Commission plays an important role in the overall health of the Town of Middletown. As part of its work, the Conservation Commission promotes and develops the natural resources of the community, helps protect watershed resources and preserves the natural aesthetics of the town.
The Conservation Commission is also tasked with researching local land areas and works with other groups on those activities. The group also keeps an index of all open spaces in Middletown, both publicly and privately owned. Those include open marshlands, swamps and other wetlands.
As part of its duties, the Conservation Commission may recommend to the Town Council ways to better promote, develop, use or preserve open areas, streams, shores, wooded areas, roadsides, swamps, marshlands and natural aesthetic areas.