The Hamilton Conservation Commission is responsible for protecting the town of Hamilton’s wetlands resources. It does this by working with residents to comply with the state Conservation Commission Act, state Wetlands Protection Actand the Town of Hamilton non-zoning Conservation Bylaw, which contains additional requirements deemed necessary by town residents to protect our local wetland values.

The Commission reviews activities proposed within 100 ft of any wetland, marsh, swamp or bank, that borders any waterway or waterbody, land under those waters, or lands that flood; and activities within 200 ft from larger watercourses. This review process is utilized to contribute to the following interests: protect public, private, and groundwater supply, control floods, prevent storm damage, prevent pollution, and protect fisheries, shellfish, and wildlife habitat.

The Commission consists of up to 7 volunteers each serving a 3-year renewable term and one part-time Conservation Agent.  It serves as a resource to residents on wetlands issues, including through consultations with the agent, site visits, educational events, and informational resources. There are twice monthly public meetings and hearings.








Name Term
vacant Chair 12/31/2023
Lauren Lynch Member 6/30/2026
Virginia Cookson Member 6/30/2025
Deborah V. Thompson Member 6/30/2024
Anthony (Sandy) Codding Member 6/30/2024
Kathy Simons Vice Chair 6/30/2024
Lee McCoy Member 6/30/2025


Name Contact
Patrick Reffett Administrator