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Members | FY19 Current Appointed and Elected Officials

Audubon Bird Sanctuary - Nahant

The Nahant Conservation Commission was established to protect the town's natural resources in a regulatory and advisory manner. We are also responsible for administering the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act, advisor to the Nahant Floodplains Zoning Bylaw, environmental planning, accepting gifts of land and money, acquiring grant money for acquisition of open space and advising other boards on environmental concerns.

What Does the Commission Do
The Nahant Conservation Commission was established to protect the town's natural resources in a regulatory and advisory manner. We are also responsible for administering the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act and the Nahant Wetlands Protection Bylaw, serves as advisor to the Nahant Floodplains Zoning Bylaw, environmental planning, accepting gifts of land and money, acquiring grant money for acquisition of open space and advising other boards on environmental concerns.

If you have questions regarding the Conservation Commission, please contact the Inspectional Services Office or email the Commission at Conservation@nahant.org.

Wetlands Protection By-Law

Nahant Wetlands Protection Bylaw Article 17
Nahant Wetlands Bylaw Rules Regulations Article 17

Conservation Commission Public Meetings

The Conservation Commission held a informational meeting on the Nahant Wetlands Protection Bylaw on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. You can watch the video of the meeting here and download the PowerPoint presentation here. Questions...please contact the Conservation Commission at conservation@nahant.org

Shoreline Engineering

  • There is no erosion problem until a structure is built on the shoreline. Beach erosion is a common expected event, not a natural disaster.
  • Construction by man on the shoreline causes shoreline changes.
  • Shoreline engineering protects the interests of very few, often at a very high cost in Federal and state dollars.
  • Shoreline engineering destroys the beach it was intended to save.
  • The cost of saving beach property through shoreline engineering is usually greater than the value of the property to be saved.
  • Once you begin shoreline engineering, you can't stop.


 

 

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