Conservation Commission

Update Due to the Coronavirus


The Conservation Office will not reopen until at least April 7, 2020. Hard copies of all applications, including those required by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and/or the Hingham Wetlands Protection By-Law, and the Conservation Commission’s Bow Hunting Regulations, must be mailed to Town Hall: 210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043, Attn: Hingham Conservation Commission. Staff will be checking the mail on a weekly basis and will confirm, via email or phone, that all applications have been received and are complete. To the extent practicable, staff also requests that an electronic copy of all application materials be sent to conservation@hingham-ma.gov.

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
Jacqueline Zane Vice Chair 2022
Henry Hidell Member 2020
Crystal Kelly Member 2022
John Mooney Member 2021
Robert Mosher Member 2020
Thomas Roby Member 2020