The Hingham Conservation Commission is a seven-member board appointed to three-year overlapping terms by the Select Board 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 Commission reviews numerous projects that fall within its jurisdiction. After review, permits, which are intended to protect the natural resource interests of the Town, are issued to applicants.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval by the Commission. Meetings are held on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM. Please see the Meeting Schedule for specific meeting dates, times, locations, and filing deadlines.