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Welcome to the Conservation Commission


Audubon Bird Sanctuary - Nahant
Conservation Commission
FY17

Ellen Steeves
Carol Crawford
Thomas Famulari
Henry Hall

Kristen Kent
Meredith Tibbo
Vacancy


Please Contact Us
Nahant Town Hall
781-581-0088

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. The Commission is responsible for administering the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act (Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 312, section 40), acting in an advisory capacity with regard to the Nahant Floodplains Zoning Bylaw (Annual Town Meeting, 1979), environmental planning, accepting gifts of land and money for conservation purposes, acquiring grant money for town acquisition of open space and advising other town boards on environmental concerns.

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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