Conservation Commission

Overview


The Hingham Conservation Commission is a 7-member board appointed to 3-year overlapping terms by the Board of Selectmen under Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The Commission is entrusted with the stewardship of over 1,000 acres of conservation land and addresses natural resource issues of the town and region.

Responsibilities


Empowered to administer the state's Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40) and Rivers Protection Act, and the Hingham Wetlands Protection By-Law, the Commissioners review numerous projects that fall within their jurisdiction. After review, permits, which are intended to protect the natural resource interests of the Town, are issued to applicants.

The Falls at Foundry Pond

The Falls at Foundry Pond

Meetings

Meetings are held on Monday evenings at 7 p.m., in Town Hall. Please see the Meeting Schedule for specific meeting dates, times, locations and filing deadlines.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval by the Commission.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Minutes 2011 and Older

Members


Name Position
Term Expires
Laurie Freeman
Chair
2021
Paul Hall Vice Chair
2019
John Mooney Member 2021
Jacqueline Zane Member 2019
Robert Mosher Member 2020
Henry Hidell Member
2020
Frank Gaul Member 2020