Conservation Commission


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.


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 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


New! January 2018 - The Board of Selectmen and the Conservation Commission are requesting Talent Bank Applications from residents interested in joining the Commission. Residents with knowledge and experience in the fields of landscape architecture, civil/environmental engineering, hydrology, ecology, or law are encouraged to apply.
Name Position
Term Expires
Laurie Freeman
Paul Hall Vice Chair
Jacqueline Zane Member 2019
Robert Mosher Member 2020
Henry Hidell Member
Frank Gaul Member 2020