Section 13. The commissioner shall establish the Quabbin watershed advisory committee. The purpose of the committee shall be to advise the division on its policies and regulations regarding fishing, boating and other recreational activities and environmental, wildlife and habitat matters within the Quabbin watershed. The commissioner of the department shall appoint to the advisory committee 1 person from 3 names nominated by each of the following organizations: the Massachusetts Council of Sportsmen, the Trout Unlimited, the Quabbin Fisherman’s Association, the Worcester County League of Sportsmen, the North Worcester County Quabbin Anglers, the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the Swift River Valley Historical Society, the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation, the New England Sierra Club, and the Friends of Quabbin, Inc.
The commissioner shall also appoint 1 member from the general public. The committee shall elect a chairperson from among its members, shall meet at least twice each calendar year, and may provide for alternate members to participate fully in its meetings whenever a regular member is unable to do so.