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 Act, and 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.
THE COMMISSION IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON REVISING THE TOWN’S BY-LAW and continues to seek input in preparation for the annual town meeting in spring 2023.
Proposed new by-law
Please direct any inquires on this proposed bylaw to [email protected]
|Document Name||Modified Date|
|Wetlands and the Hamilton Homeowner||December 18, 2022|
|HCC Meeting Schedule 2023||December 15, 2022|
|Wetland Regulations Update 7.15.21||July 15, 2021|
|Commission Equestrian Policies||December 18, 2022|
|Septic System Filing For Commission Review||December 18, 2022|
|CPTR17 by-laws||April 21, 2017|
|Commission - Meeting Length Policy Statement||December 18, 2022|
|Open Space and Recreation Plan for the Town of Hamilton Second Update and Revision - 2015||December 18, 2022|
|Open Space and Recreation Plan for the Town of Hamilton - 2008||December 18, 2022|
|Chebacco Woods Land Management Committee||December 18, 2022|
|Lauren Lynch Chair||6/30/2023|
|Kathy StPierre 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|
|Brian Colleran Conservation Agent||(978) 626-5247 [email protected]|