Conservation Commission

 The Conservation Commission is responsible for the protection and management of Norwell’s Conservation land and for the administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Norwell Wetland Bylaw.  The Conservation Commission serves these primary purposes:

1. To administer and enforce the state Wetland Protection Act and the Norwell Wetland Bylaw.
2. To manage: 1969 Acres of Open Space Public Lands, 19+ Miles of Public Trails, 10 Active Farm Fields,  11 Conservation Restrictions, 9831 Feet of Scenic Stone Walls.
3. To conduct outreach and education regarding the town's natural resources, and environmental issues.

Protect the water you drink, and the natural resources around you!

 To better understand the resources on or near your property, please feel free to contact the Conservation Agent, Nancy Hemingway. She offers personalized assistance with permitting issues, environmental concerns, or simply creating a unique GIS map for your propertyAssistance is also available regarding information on public lands or trails. Anyone contemplating work in or within 100 feet of a wetland, or within 200 feet of a stream, which flows continuously throughout the year, is encouraged to contact the agent for information about the Wetlands Protection Act and local wetland bylaw at the Commission’s office in the Town Hall during normal business hours.

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Nancy Hemingway Conservation Agent
Meredith Schmid Administrative Assistant

Conservation Commission Members

Marynel Wahl

Chair (2019)

Contact

617-592-5632

Robert Woodill

Vice-Chair (2017)

Contact

781-556-3032

Robert McMackin

Member (2019)

Stacy Minihane

Member (2018)

Ron Mott

Member (2018)

Member (2017)

Justin Ivas

Member 2019

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