SHIRLEY — The Shirley Conservation Commission has four openings. The Commission is a volunteer board appointed by the Board of Selectmen. This is an opportunity for individuals to learn more about the public values that wetlands provide, such as flood control and prevention of pollution of water supplies, and the legal mechanisms for protecting these areas. It is not necessary to have technical training in the environmental field, but a willingness to devote time and effort to learning about wetlands and regulations is necessary. Commissioners must have an open and unbiased mind and be able to make objective decisions based on complicated facts. Ability to work with many personalities is helpful. Commissioners are expected to consistently attend two regularly scheduled meetings per month (Wednesday evenings), as well as occasional site visits. Interested individuals can obtain more information from the Conservation Secretary, Anna MacDonald, at 978-425-2600, ext. 240 and are encouraged to attend a meeting to see what it’s like. The next meetings are scheduled for Jan. 12 and 26 (Wednesdays), starting at 7:30 p.m. at Town Offices. Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to the Board of Selectmen at 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464. Please also send a copy of the letter and resume to the Conservation Commission at 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464.